A Year Later: Ebusiratsi Special Primary School

December, 2018

The fruit of the project; the water tank, handwashing facilities, and latrines within the school compound have entirely reformed the institution.

A Year Later: Ebusiratsi Special Primary School

A year ago, your generous donation enabled us to construct a rainwater tank for Ebusiratsi Special 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 Erick Wagaka with you.

The lives of the students have greatly improved over the past year. The fruit of the project; the water tank, handwashing facilities, and latrines within the school compound have entirely reformed the institution. We visited the school recently and met students like Lilian Migale who described how access to the facilities has improved their lives. Lilian is happy that she can not only get clean water whenever she needs it, but also has clean and stable bathrooms to use at any time.

Lilian Migale

The ease of water access means the students can now join their caretakers in kitchen gardening activities and in caring for their dairy animals. Thus, they feel a great sense of belonging and appreciation when they are involved. These learners are very positive about these farming initiatives for these activities keep them busy, active, yet relaxed.

Everywhere is neat and even the classrooms are tidy. Students look happier and more comfortable than before because of the availability of enough sanitation facilities that enable them to have good hygiene.

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.

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 project in Ebusiratsi Special Primary School is changing many lives.

“This project has reduced so many challenges that the school was facing,” said Andrew Ateko, a caretaker at the school.

Erick Wagaka and Andrew Ateko

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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