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The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Water Storage At The Schools Kitchen
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Students Studying
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Schools Senior Teacher
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Schools Cook At The Fireplace
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  School Sign
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Queue For Latrine
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Leaving Filled Water Containers
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Kitchen
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Girls Line For Latrine
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Girls Fetch Water
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Congestion At The Boys Latrine
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Classrooms
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Classroom Building
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Carrying Water
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Carrying Water Up The Hill
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Bringing Water Back To School
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Boys Fetch Water
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  An Open Dumping Place At The School
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Administration Block
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  A Plastic Water Tank At The School
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  A Dishrack Outside The Kitchen

Project Status



Project Type:  Rainwater Catchment

Regional Program: Western Kenya WaSH Program

Project Phase:  Donate to this Project
Estimated Install Date (?):  02/28/2019

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Community Profile

Naliava Primary School is located in Naliava Village of Kakamega County in Western Kenya. It began in 1985 with classes one to three. The parents were the ones who contributed to the initial school program.

The Salvation Army assisted the school this year by putting up some classrooms in April. The Community Development Fund also came up with a program of building eight classrooms, but they are not yet completed.

The students arrive at school as early as 6:30am and start cleaning their classrooms and the compound. From 7:10am to 8am they go to assembly, then back to class to have their lessons at 8:20am.

In between, they have a tea break at 10am and then go back to class for lessons till 12:40pm lunch. There are afternoon classes and then games. Students must return from the field for a short study hall until dismissal at 5pm.

Water

Students travel to a nearby protected spring to collect water. They place their jerrycans below the discharge pipe so that water can directly flow into the containers, but when there are many people at the spring wanting to fetch the same water, some individuals just submerge their containers under the muddy water on the ground until they get it full.

Water gathered by students is stored in the same containers used to fetch it, inside the classrooms. One class is selected to pour their water into a big saucepan to be used for kitchen work.

Some students fetch water from the spring that is on the ground because they are in a hurry to take water back to school. The students get diarrhea diseases as a result of that and unsafe water storage.

The principal is convinced that having enough water and latrines in the compound will help shun problems of diarrhea among other challenges students were predisposed to due to the shortage.

Sanitation

The school has eight latrines of which two are for girls and six for boys. The lines are so long, preventing access to the toilet which also leads to waste of time.

“The school is really in dire need for the WaSH facilities, we have a lot of pupils in the school of which the toilets we have are not enough for the pupils to use,” Headteacher Daniel Mukoshi said.

In 2016, the Salvation Army came in to assist after the school had been closed down by public health officials. The boys’ latrines are poorly ventilated. Latrines for both genders are also too close to each other, therefore the school feels the public health officers from the government will insist that they build latrines for one gender at a distant place during their next visit.

“We need sanitation facilities at this institution, as you can we see we have a shortage of latrines and there is no source of water within the school compound. Please do not deny us that chance, we desperately need WASH facilities.” Mukoshi implored.

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.

Handwashing Stations

This CTC club will oversee the new facilities, such as handwashing stations, and make sure they are kept clean and in working condition. The two handwashing 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. Three doors will serve the girls while the other three serve the boys. 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 (edited for readability) thanks to the hard work of our friends in Kenya.

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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.



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