A Year Later: Shibale Primary School

December, 2018

“The water project has created a great passion for learning in me.” – Precious Adhiambo, 15

A Year Later: Shibale Primary School

A year ago, your generous donation enabled us to construct a rainwater tank for Shibale 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 Betty Majani with you.

The implementation of the water project in this school has resulted in massive positive changes over the past year. The school is no longer dirty and unkempt. Instead, aesthetic improvements make the school an attractive center for the students, and enrollment has been steadily increasing.

Student absenteeism is now history, since pupils access clean and safe water. This has improved not only the academic performance of each pupil but also the school’s overall rating. All these changes are attributed to the water project.

“The implementation of the project has increased the population of the school,” reported Headteacher Simon Khalumi.

“It has improved the hygiene and sanitation level of the school, thus promoting good health among the pupils.”

Headteacher Simon Khalumi and students at the tank

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 project in Shibale Primary School is changing many lives.

One example is Precious Adhiambo. She told us that she is no longer sick as often thanks to the good drinking water from the tank. As a result, she is performing better in school.

Precious Adhiambo

“The water project has created a great passion for learning in me, thus guaranteeing a brighter future,” she said. “God bless you.”

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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