Giving Update: Ndoo Secondary School

October, 2019

A year ago, your generous donation helped Ndoo Secondary School in Kenya access clean water – creating a life-changing moment for Lucy Wanza. Thank you!

Giving Update: Ndoo Secondary School

Ndoo Secondary School students have experienced massive changes in their day to day school lifestyle thanks to the school water tank that was constructed in their school a year ago.

Upon arrival at the school, the beautifully maintained compound and the clean corridors are signs of the availability of water in the school. Hygiene and sanitation have improved.

The school environment and compound have improved a lot since our last visit. There are flowers in the school compound which are watered daily. The latrines are cleaner and the handwashing facilities had water and soap for cleaning hands before and after every meal. The latrines at the gate no longer have the foul odor they had before because they are cleaned on a regular basis.

The water from the school water tank is fresh and clean for drinking. Students looked happier and at ease in the school. Our teams say that the students are very happy about the project.

“Despite the failed rains this year, our school has not been affected in the second term like in the past years when we would go for days without water,” said Lucy Wanza, a 17-year-old student at the school.

Lucy Wanza

“We have had water throughout the term and this gives us a lot of peace because we are able to concentrate on our studies and perform better with fewer worries and distractions.”

The tank has been instrumental in providing clean drinking water for the students which were a huge challenge in the past.

“The financial pressures that were experienced by the school have reduced because we no longer spend a lot of money to purchase water for use,” explained Deputy Headteacher Musyoki Kaleli.

“Money which was used for purchasing water has been utilized to advance our laboratories and increase the needed equipment for learning. We are very thankful for the support granted to our school.”

Tank on the school grounds

The students were prone to contracting diseases such as typhoid and dysentery because of drinking water from unsafe sources. The handwashing facilities have established a handwashing culture among the students which have helped in reducing risks of contracting fecal-oral diseases.

The health club that was formed during the hygiene and sanitation training our teams conducted has been active in preparing soap and conducting hygiene training to their fellow students on a regular basis.

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