A year ago, generous donors helped build a rainwater catchment system, latrines, and hand washing stations for Mukuli Primary School in Kenya. Because of these gifts and our monthly donors, partners are able to visit project sites throughout the year, strengthening relationships with communities and evaluating the actual water project. Because of these consistent visits, we learn vital lessons and we hear amazing stories – we’re excited to share this one with you.
“The school has experienced high enrollment,” says Samuel Simidi as he visits the school compound.“Initially, the school had a population of 636 and with the introduction of the facilities, the number has improved to 702. Improvement in academics from a mean of 276 to a mean of 298 has occurred as well. General cleanliness both of the students and the school compound has also improved.”
Deputy Headteacher Jacob Chugunzira also had the chance to speak with Samuel. “There have been major improvements in terms of cleanliness of the entire school compound. The school used to register low performance in the Kenya National Certificate of Primary Education but that has improved as well as time management with the availability of clean water.
Diana Warugura, a 12-year-old student said, “Since the introduction of the facilities in our school, I have been able to improve on my performance at school this is due to time management of not having to carry water.”
“The school’s sanitation facilities are in good condition which generally shows a commitment of the institution to the facility,” says Samuel. As we continue to monitor their progress and conduct refresher courses on hygiene and sanitation, we’re excited to share more stories from Mukuli Primary School in Kenya.
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 4 times a year. Read more about our program and how you can help.