A Year Later: Evojo Secondary School

November, 2018

Students no longer have to go out each day to fetch water for the school staff and kitchen, thanks to the rainwater tank on the school grounds.

A Year Later: Evojo Secondary School

A year ago, your generous donation enabled us to construct a rainwater catchment tank for Evojo Secondary 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 school environment is clean, especially the classrooms and latrines. The students fetch water at the tank to use for cleaning the school in the evening before study hall and again first thing in the morning.

“Initially, we used to send the students to go and fetch water from the spring to bring some water into the school for cooking purposes,” Teacher Bramuel Amudavi said.

Bramuel Amudavi

“Also, the students would fetch water for the staffroom for teachers to use. But now we get water from the rainwater harvesting tank that was constructed last year.”

A lot of time was wasted fetching water, student Cynthia Avusha said to us during our recent visit to the school. She and her classmates had to spend time out of class to get water. Now they can concentrate more on their studies because they do not miss class to get water.

Construction of the rainwater catchment 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 tank in Evojo Secondary School is changing many lives.

“Initially the boys’ and girls’ toilets were so close to each other that we had no privacy. And the girls toilets sank, which forced us to share the toilets with the boys,” Cynthia said.

Cynthia Avusha

She would have to wait in line each time she wanted to use the bathroom. The construction of new latrines last year means she no longer has to wait and the girls have the privacy to use the facilities away from the boys.

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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