A Year Later: St. Peter's Compassion Primary School

November, 2018

Students no longer wait in lines to access water and latrines, thanks to the rainwater catchment tank and latrines constructed a year ago.

A Year Later: St. Peter's Compassion Primary School

A year ago, your generous donation enabled us to construct a rainwater catchment tank for St. Peter’s Compassion 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 Mary Afandi with you.

Overall, the water and sanitation facilities have contributed to improved water access and overall sanitation standards at the school. As a result, fewer cases of disease outbreaks are reported. The facilities have also improved the general infrastructure at the school.

There is no lining up at the water tank when there is water, since the water is sufficient and the discharge is good. Also, there are plenty of VIP latrines to serve the students. There is no congestion during break time or lunch time when pupils go out to answer the call of nature.

“There was remarkable improvement in the performance of the pupils academically,” Teacher Mark Okinyi said to us during a recent visit.

Mark Okinyi

These changes have been made possible by the construction of the tank and VIP latrines at the school. Based on our recent visit, we believe the school is committed to ensure that the water and sanitation facilities are well maintained.

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 St. Peter’s Compassion Primary School is changing many lives.

“The water tank, the VIP latrines and the handwashing facilities have all contributed to minimizing wastage of time. More time is now available for studies,” 14-year-old student Medina Achieng said to us.

Medina Achieng

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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