A Year Later: Emukhalari Primary School

December, 2018

Time collecting water has been saved ever since the rainwater tank was constructed. Now students can concentrate more on their studies rather than on finding enough water.

A Year Later: Emukhalari Primary School

A year ago, your generous donation enabled us to construct a rainwater tank for Emukhalari 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 Faith Muthama with you.

The students no longer waste time because their water now comes from the nearby tank rather than a spring in the community. Also, all students now easily access the toilets during break time without long lines due to having enough latrines at the school.

“Currently the pupils do not waste time at the toilets because the toilets are now enough for the pupils to use,” said Teacher Isaac Makokha.

The school environment is clean, especially classrooms. The environment around the tank and the toilets is clean. The water at the tank is safe for human consumption because it is treated on a regular basis. The pupils in charge of the sanitation facilities take good care of them, making sure that they are not tampered with and are cleaned whenever necessary.

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.

A cute picture from our monitoring visit in May!

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 at Emukhalari Primary School is changing many lives.

Isaac Makokha, Frankline Omusonga, and Field Officer Faith Muthama

“Since the project was completed, we have enough time to study as compared to before where we used to waste time going to the spring – especially on Fridays when we were required to clean our classes,” said 14-year-old student Frankline Omusonga.

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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