A Year Later: Bukura Primary School

October, 2018

“Thank you so much. And may God bless you as you continue blessing more schools and communities.” – Laura Madolyne, 15

A Year Later: Bukura Primary School

A year ago, your generous donation enabled us to construct a rainwater catchment tank for Bukura Primary School in Kenya. The contributions of incredible monthly donors and others giving directly to The Water Promise allow our local teams to visit project sites throughout the year, strengthening relationships with communities and evaluating the water project over time. These consistent visits allow us to learn vital lessons and hear amazing stories – and we’re excited to share this one from local team member Olivia Bomji with you.

Bukura Primary School is shining. The face of the school and the environment has changed positively in the year since the water project was implemented. The children no longer carry water from their homes to school and they have ample time to read and study.

“This project has brought major changes and developments in our school because we can now access clean and safe water for consumption that is free from contamination,” sanitation teacher Violet Andayi said.

Mrs Violet Andayi, the sanitation teacher at Bukura Primary

The school’s sanitation and hygiene have really improved due to the provision of safe water for drinking, the latrines, and the handwashing stations. This has led to an improvement in academic performance school-wide.

“The rate of absenteeism from school has reduced because the children no longer fall sick because of waterborne diseases,” Mrs. Andayi added.

The school has managed the facilities very well because of the very active student-let hygiene club. They have ensured that the latrines are clean and the handwashing stations are in use. It’s good to see the children happy, learning in a clean environment and accessing clean and safe water.

Construction of the tank is only one step along the journey toward sustainable access to clean water. The Water Project is committed to consistent monitoring of each water source. Our monitoring and evaluation program, made possible by donors like you, allows us to maintain our relationships with communities by visiting up to 4 times each year to ensure that the water points are safe and reliable.

Drinking water from the tank

This is just one of the many ways that we monitor projects and communicate with you. Additionally, you can always check the functionality status and our project map to see how all of our water points are performing, based on our consistent monitoring data.

One project is just a drop in the bucket towards ending the global water crisis, but the ripple effects of this project are truly astounding. This tank in Bukura Primary School is changing many lives.

“Thank you so much, The Water Project, for the latrines, rainwater tank, and the handwashing facilities we were given,” 15-year-old student Laura Madolyne said.

Field Staff Bomji in blue poses for a Picture at the tank with Mrs. Andayi and Laura

“Thank you so much. And may God bless you as you continue blessing more schools and communities.”

This is only possible because of the web of support and trust built between The Water Project, our local teams, the community, and you. We are excited to stay in touch with this community and support their journey with safe water.

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