A Year Later: Esiandumba Secondary School

December, 2017

I can now confidently concentrate more on my studies without the fear of being told to go to the river to fetch water and thus improve on my academic performance.

A Year Later: Esiandumba Secondary School

A year ago, generous donors helped build a rainwater catchment system and latrines for Esiandumba Secondary School in Kenya. Because of these gifts and contributions from our monthly donors, partners can visit project sites throughout the year, strengthening relationships with communities and evaluating the actual water project. These consistent visits allow us to learn vital lessons and hear amazing stories – we’re excited to share this one from our partner, Wilson Kipchoge, with you.

The availability of abundant water in the school has helped the students to now have access to safe, clean water within their reach. Many of the students have been able to improve their academic performance. The witnessed changes are attributed to the availability of the 30,000 liters water tank done now completed at the school.

“As a school, we have been able to cut down on the expenses previously used to purchase water and use the same money on other school needs,” explains Dean of Studies Edwin Barasa. “Through the ministry of education, the government has allocated us some funds to expand our school compound for future expansion of projects. Students have registered very promising results in their academic performance as they spend more time in their studies. We are now comfortable unlike previous times where we had to buy water or hire people to bring them for us.”

“I can now confidently concentrate more on my studies without the fear of being told to go to the river to fetch water and thus improve on my academic performance,” shares 17-year-old Sharon Nyandoko. “The water available at the school is so safe and enough that I just drink as many glasses as possible not scared of becoming sick. Latrines that were installed has reduced congestion and also brought separation from sharing latrines from by both boys and girls which was really very embarrassing.”

This institution now has safe and clean water near to them which will greatly meet all their water needs. The environment looks good and clean because of the trees that always provide shades and act as a live fence for the school. Regular treatment is recommended so as to avert cases of water related diseases. Our staff will always be carrying out monitoring and evaluation of the project and coming up with suggestions on any intervention required in case there is need.

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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