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The Water Project: Bishop Makarios Secondary School -  Urinal Converted To Bathing Area
The Water Project: Bishop Makarios Secondary School -  Latrines
The Water Project: Bishop Makarios Secondary School -  Latrines
The Water Project: Bishop Makarios Secondary School -  Inside The Kitchen
The Water Project: Bishop Makarios Secondary School -  Inside The Kitchen
The Water Project: Bishop Makarios Secondary School -  School Kitchen
The Water Project: Bishop Makarios Secondary School -  Inside The Well
The Water Project: Bishop Makarios Secondary School -  Principal Showing Us The Open Well
The Water Project: Bishop Makarios Secondary School -  Leaking Plastic Tanks
The Water Project: Bishop Makarios Secondary School -  Student Dormitory
The Water Project: Bishop Makarios Secondary School -  Students
The Water Project: Bishop Makarios Secondary School -  Classrooms
The Water Project: Bishop Makarios Secondary School -  Classrooms
The Water Project: Bishop Makarios Secondary School -  Senior Teacher
The Water Project: Bishop Makarios Secondary School -  School Principal
The Water Project: Bishop Makarios Secondary School -  School Compound
The Water Project: Bishop Makarios Secondary School -  School Gate
The Water Project: Bishop Makarios Secondary School -  School Gate
The Water Project: Bishop Makarios Secondary School -  School Gate

Project Status



Project Type:  Rainwater Catchment

Regional Program: Western Kenya WaSH Program

Impact: 209 Served

Project Phase:  Under Construction
Estimated Install Date (?):  08/31/2018

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Community Profile

Bishop Makarios Boys’ School was founded in the year 2004. The school is in Kesengei Village, on land donated by the local church and surrounding households. This school currently has a population of 192 male students, nine teachers, and eight support staff.

Many of the boys attending this school board here too. They wake up very early in the morning to eat breakfast and prepare for their first class that starts at 7am. Classes for the day are dismissed by 4:15pm, when the boys get to play sports and other games. They’re expected to wash up before dinner.

Water

The school started off with only two plastic storage tanks of 4,000 and 5,000 liters. Unfortunately, these two plastic tanks no longer hold water.

The school was privileged to tap into a system from the nearby primary school, but it depends on whether or not someone at the primary school has turned the system on. The primary school is not a boarding school, so the system is normally off on nights and weekends.

As a result, the administration paid to have two holes dug to access groundwater. A bucket is tied to rope to pull up the water inside. The water recedes during the driest months, so the boys have to leave school and walk long distances in search of water – whether it be clean or dirty.

Sanitation

There are some latrines here, but they are all in bad condition. The boys converted their urinal into a bathing facility, and there isn’t a hand-washing station anywhere on school grounds. Garbage is thrown in a pit and burned when the pile gets high.

Here’s what we’re going to do about it:

Training

Training will be held for two days. The facilitator will use PHAST (participatory hygiene and sanitation transformation), ABCD (asset-based community development), CTC (child to child), lectures, group discussions, and handouts to teach health topics and ways to promote good practices within the school. The CTC method will prepare students to lead other students into healthy habits, as well as kickstart a CTC club for the school.

Hand-Washing Stations

This CTC club will oversee the new facilities, such as hand-washing stations, and make sure they are kept clean and in working condition. The two hand-washing stations will be delivered to the school, and the club will fill them with water on a daily basis and make sure there is always a cleaning agent such as soap or ash.

VIP Latrines

Two triple-door latrines will be constructed with local materials that the school will help gather. And with a new source of water on school grounds, students and staff should have enough to keep these new latrines clean.

Rainwater Catchment Tank

A 75,000-liter rainwater catchment tank will help alleviate the water crisis at this school. The school will also help gather the needed materials such as sand, rocks, and water from the spring for mixing cement. Once finished, this tank can begin catching rainfall that will be used by the school’s students and staff.

We and the school strongly believe that with this assistance, standards will significantly improve. These higher standards will translate to better academic performance!


This project is a part of our shared program with Western Water And Sanitation Forum (WEWASAFO). Our team is pleased to provide the reports for this project (formatted and edited for readability) thanks to the hard work of our friends in Kenya.

Project Updates


04/27/2018: Bishop Makarios Secondary School Project Underway

Dirty water from open sources are making students from Bishop Makarios Secondary School sick. Thanks to your generosity, we’re working to install a clean water point and much more.

Get to know your school through the narrative and pictures we’ve posted, and read about this water, sanitation and hygiene project. We look forward to reaching out with more good news!


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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.