Shivagala Primary School

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Kenyan Spring Protection

Latitude 0.19
Longitude 34.69

500 Served

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Brief Background of WEWASFO Pilot Program 

In July 2013, WEWASAFO initiated a six months pilot project on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene activities that focus on spring protection and water harvesting through the construction of water tanks in schools. The activities will be carried out in schools, homes, community owned water springs and water points. The provision of clean water will reduce the spread of communicable diseases thus reducing the proportion of income spent on health related expenses. The activities will alleviate poverty through the reduction in infant mortality rates and diarrhea in children and in the community. They will also contribute to increased productive time and resources that was previously lost to preventable diseases.

The project to construct a rainwater harvesting system at Shivagala Primary School is part of the WeWaSaFo Pilot Program.

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Construction of Water and Sanitation Facilities in  Shivagala Primary School in Ikolomani Constituency

The school for the pilot project was chosen considering the challenges with lack of potable water and a serious lack of sanitation. The school chosen was Shivagala primary school in Ikolomani.  A ferro-cement rainwater harvesting tank as well as 2 double door VIP latrines were constructed in the school.

Construction of ferro-cement rainwater harvesting tank

A rain-water harvesting tank with a capacity of 30,000 litres was constructed

The tank is complete and was fixed with gutters once it completely set and cured.

Construction of VIP latrines

A total of 4, double door latrines were constructed in Shivagala primary school. The project provides 2 doors for boys and two for girls. The only work remaining for completion was painting and visibility plaques.

Trainings with Community and School Members and Students

Training of implementers, supporting teachers, committee members and chosen students on the Child to Child (CTC) Training Methodology; to facilitate establishment of CTC health clubs within the Shivagala Primary School in Iolomani.

The initial trainings were held in this first quarter of the project. There were two separate trainings done whereby two school management committee representatives, one school administrator, two resource teachers and four pupil representative (two boys and two girls) were trained on CTC approach to establish and run the club in the school. After each training, the participants came up with a doable action plan to ensure they implement the knowledge acquired.

Establishment and training of CTC health club in Shivagala primary school

Continuous Participatory Planning Monitoring and Evaluation:

During the first quarter the project team networked and collaborated with the government ministries and stakeholders while implementing the project activities. Among specific collaboration and networking activities worth mentioning are:

  • Monitoring visit with the deputy director of water to supervise and assess the technical and qualitative aspects of components designs and trainings approaches
  • Courtesy meeting to the county ministry of education and the ministry of environment to share the project objectives, scope and intended results
  • Networking meeting with the CSOs in the region whereby wash staff participated and shared the project activities and intended results. 

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Recent Project Updates

12/23/2013: Shivagala Primary School Project Complete

We are excited to report that Shivigala Primary School in Kenya has a new rainwater harvesting system and sanitation facilities for the staff and students.  We just posted a report from our partner in the field including information about the community and pictures of the project.  We have not received final pictures yet, but as soon as we do, we’ll let you know.  Take a look, and Thank You for your help.

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Rainwater Catchment
Location:  Lurambi Constituency, Lurambi Division, Butsosto East Location, Shirakalu Sublocation, Emulakha village, Kenya
ProjectID: 4249
Install Date:  12/23/2013

Monitoring Data
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Last Visit: 04/02/2018

Visit History:
06/28/2016 — Needs Attention
08/04/2016 — Functional
10/18/2016 — Functional
02/02/2017 — Functional
04/03/2017 — Functional
06/05/2017 — Functional
01/13/2018 — Functional
04/02/2018 — Functional

Country Details


Population: 39.8 Million
Lacking clean water: 43%
Below poverty line: 50%

Partner Profile

Western Water and Sanitation Forum (WEWASAFO) works together with less privileged and marginalized members of communities in Western Kenya to reduce poverty through harnessing and utilization of local resources for sustainable development.