A Year Later: Amalemba Primary School

August, 2017

“I no longer carry water from home for school use,” says Prince Gabriel, a 10-year-old pupil of Amalemba Primary School in Kenya.

A year ago, generous donors helped build a rainwater catchment system, latrines, and hand washing stations for Amalemba Primary School in Kenya. Because of these gifts and our monthly donors, our partners are able to visit project sites throughout the year, strengthening relationships with communities and evaluating the actual water project. Because of these consistent visits, we learn vital lessons and we hear amazing stories – we’re excited to share this one with you.

“I no longer carry water from home for school use,” says Prince Gabriel, a 10-year-old pupil of Amalemba Primary School in Kenya. In 2016, through our shared program with WeWaSaFo, we installed a rainwater harvesting system, latrines and hand washing stations at the school. Humphrey Buradi Zadoc went back to the school to see what impact the water project has made.

“Pupils and teachers in Amalemba Primary School are excited with the WaSH facilities in the school,” says Humphrey. “Little children who used to carry water from home for daily school use, something that they no longer do. These children can concentrate in class and as such, the school was among the most improved in academics in Kakamega County. This is as per 2016 KCPE – Kenya Certificate of Primary Education results.”

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Humphrey and Head Teacher Friedrick Andimba still believe there are some improvements which could be made. There are some challenges with performing regular maintenance on the tank and gutters, but our partners are working together with the school to get the work done.

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One year later, we’re happy to report Amalemba Primary School is managing their rainwater harvesting tank very well. As we continue to monitor their progress, we’re excited to hear and share more stories from this primary school and their successful students.

The Water Project and our partners are committed to consistent monitoring of each water source. Our monitoring and evaluation program, made possible by monthly donors, allows us to visit communities up to 4 times a year. Read more about our program and how you can help.



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