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The Water Project: Eshiamboko Primary School -  Latrines
The Water Project: Eshiamboko Primary School -  Latrines
The Water Project: Eshiamboko Primary School -  Latrines
The Water Project: Eshiamboko Primary School -  Water Containers Scattered Around The Kitchen Area
The Water Project: Eshiamboko Primary School -  In The Kitchen
The Water Project: Eshiamboko Primary School -  School Cook
The Water Project: Eshiamboko Primary School -  Plastic Tank For The Kitchen
The Water Project: Eshiamboko Primary School -  Willian Oduor Fetching Water At A Community Spring
The Water Project: Eshiamboko Primary School -  Fetching Water
The Water Project: Eshiamboko Primary School -  At The Spring
The Water Project: Eshiamboko Primary School -  Students Walking To The Spring
The Water Project: Eshiamboko Primary School -  Students With Their Containers
The Water Project: Eshiamboko Primary School -  Students With Their Containers
The Water Project: Eshiamboko Primary School -  Students In Class
The Water Project: Eshiamboko Primary School -  Students Posing At The School Gate
The Water Project: Eshiamboko Primary School -  Students Posing At The School Gate
The Water Project: Eshiamboko Primary School -  Students Posing At The School Gate
The Water Project: Eshiamboko Primary School -  Students Posing At The School Gate

Project Status



Project Type:  Rainwater Catchment

Regional Program: Western Kenya WaSH Program

Impact: 500 Served

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

Project Features


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Community Profile

A normal day at Eshiamboko Primary School starts as early as 6:30am when the first students arrive. They’re supposed to be there by 7am for morning study hall. After, they work together to complete the cleaning chores on their roster. There are occasional tea breaks until an hour’s lunch break before afternoon classes. The final hour of the school day is spent split up between sports and different interest clubs.

There are currently 595 students enrolled who are taught by 17 teachers. The school employs four support staff to make sure daily activities are running smoothly.

Water

The school doesn’t have a reliable source of water. Students here are often absent because of waterborne diseases.

It has a 4,500-liter plastic tank that’s reserved for the kitchen. Students are asked to carry water from home to school every single morning. Since students are coming from different places, there’s no way to point out one water source and ascertain the quality of their water.

When this water’s used up, students have to go back out in search of more. Teachers ask that they walk a little over one kilometer to get clean water from a protected spring. This is a tiring task, not to mention the water can be contaminated after the long walk with uncovered containers.

Sanitation

“I have worked in this school for over 10 years now, and I have seen the different headteachers usually transferred in and out of this school strive to try and achieve some level of hygiene, with some success,” Mama Sephina, the school cook, told us.

“This has been a challenge since the school is on rocky grounds (so it’s hard to build new pit latrines), and the students suffer most since they have to bring water from home. This limits us in terms of cleanliness, as we are forced to use as little water as possible in order to avoid burdening the pupils. We hardly wash our hands here, so typhoid has been a nuisance we have been living with for a long time.”

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 50,000-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: Eshiamboko Primary School Project Underway

A severe clean water shortage at Eshiamboko Primary School drains students’ time, energy, and health. Thanks to your generosity, we’re working to install a clean water point and much more.

Get to know your school through the introduction 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 Photos


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.



Contributors

Project Underwriter - Imago Dei Community
2 individual donor(s)