A Year Later: Tulon Secondary School

November, 2018

The success of the tank and latrines constructed last year inspired the parents to construct a new dorm for the girls.

A Year Later: Tulon Secondary School

A year ago, your generous donation enabled us to construct a rainwater tank for Tulon 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 Wilson Kipchoge with you.

The school now has access to safe, reliable drinking water because of the water tank that was constructed last year. Students are also enjoying a clean environment because they can now use clean latrines with good ventilation.

“Because of availability of safe water at our school, I spend all my time concentrating on studies, thus improving on my academic performance,” 16-year-old student Jackline Cherono said to us during a recent visit to the school.

Jackline Cherono

With the availability of the facilities at this school, joy and hopefulness shine from the students’ faces. This group can access safe, clean drinking water at their doorstep. Their environment is really promising, with new structures currently under construction. The vegetation looks green and new flowers are seen growing around the compound as well as new trees along the fences.

Improvements like these mean that students have a lower chance of of contracting hygiene-related diseases. They are bolstered by the training that was done on proper hygiene practices, such as handwashing with soap and proper use of the sanitation facilities.

“Previously, I used to suffer from a lot from stomachaches, but nowadays I am very healthy thanks to safe water at the school compound and the handwashing facilities which help free us from hygiene-related diseases,” Jackline added.

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 Tulon Secondary School is changing many lives.

Isaac Metto

“Since the project was brought to our school, our 600 students are no longer going out of the school compound to fetch water, for they now have a very safe and reliable source near them,” teacher Isaac Metto said.

He went on to show us the new dormitories that the parents built alongside the new latrines and water tank. These new rooms will accommodate several boarding students.

New dorm nearly completed

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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