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The Water Project: Shivagala Primary School -
The Water Project: Shivagala Primary School -
The Water Project: Shivagala Primary School -
The Water Project: Shivagala Primary School -
The Water Project: Shivagala Primary School -
The Water Project: Shivagala Primary School -
The Water Project: Shivagala Primary School -
The Water Project: Shivagala Primary School -
The Water Project: Shivagala Primary School -
The Water Project: Shivagala Primary School -
The Water Project: Shivagala Primary School -
The Water Project: Shivagala Primary School -
The Water Project: Shivagala Primary School -
The Water Project: Shivagala Primary School -
The Water Project: Shivagala Primary School -
The Water Project: Shivagala Primary School -
The Water Project: Shivagala Primary School -
The Water Project: Shivagala Primary School -
The Water Project: Shivagala Primary School -
The Water Project: Shivagala Primary School -
The Water Project: Shivagala Primary School -
The Water Project: Shivagala Primary School -
The Water Project: Shivagala Primary School -
The Water Project: Shivagala Primary School -
The Water Project: Shivagala Primary School -
The Water Project: Shivagala Primary School -
The Water Project: Shivagala Primary School -
The Water Project: Shivagala Primary School -
The Water Project: Shivagala Primary School -
The Water Project: Shivagala Primary School -
The Water Project: Shivagala Primary School -

Project Status



Project Type:  Rainwater Catchment

Program: Kenyan Spring Protection

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Dec 2013

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 07/19/2018

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Community Profile

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.

[GPS coordinates for this project are approximate.]

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. 

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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Project Type

Rainwater Catchment

Rainwater is collected off strategic areas of a roof, enters a custom guttering system (which filters out debris) and leads to a storage tank. Tanks can vary in sizes and are determined by population and average rainfall patterns. Water can be stored for months, is easily treated in the tank, and is accessible through taps. These projects are implemented at schools with proper roof lines and gutter systems to make them successful.