A Year Later: Kapchemoywo Girls Secondary School

September, 2018

The academic performance of the students at Kapchemoywo Girls Secondary School has improved remarkably since the completion of this project.

A Year Later: Kapchemoywo Girls Secondary School

A year ago, generous donors helped build a rainwater catchment tank for Kapchemoywo Girls Secondary School in Kenya. The contributions of incredible monthly donors and others giving directly to The Water Promise allow 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 Wilson Kipchoge with you.

As you enter Kapchemoywo Girls Secondary School’s compound, the whole area looks very clean and green due to the blooming flowers and the green handwashing stations that were provided by The Water Project. The students know to practice better hygiene by washing their hands after visiting the latrines. And they now access safe, clean water from the tank that was built last year.

Besides the school having water along with hygiene and sanitation facilities, their environment looks as green as their school uniforms.

Irene Sangutei

“Our performance in terms of academics has also improved,” Head Dean of Students Irene Sangutei said.

“The students now access safe water from the tank and wash their hands using the hand washing facilities which has improved their 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 tank in Kapchemoywo Girls Secondary School is changing many lives.

The student population at the school is growing because of the project. There were 220 students at Kapchemoywo Girls Secondary School last year. Today that population is 310 students, all who can better concentrate on learning because they no longer have to worry about accessing water each day.

“Previously, students used to suffer a lot for lack of enough water in the school. Since this project last year, I now drink safe, clean water from this beautiful tank,” 17-year-old Janet Chepchirchir said.

Janet Chepchirchir

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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