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The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Flowing Water
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Flowing Water
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Flowing Water
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Flowing Water
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Finished Tank
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Finished Latrines
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Finished Latrines
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Finished Latrines
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Handwashing Station
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Handwashing Station
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Tank Construction
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Tank Construction
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Tank Construction
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Tank Construction
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Latrine Construction
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Latrine Construction
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Latrine Construction
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Training On Tank Care
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Training On Tank Care
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Training On Tank Care
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Training On Tank Care
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Handwashing Training
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Handwashing Training
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Handwashing Training
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Training
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Training
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Training
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Training
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Training
The Water Project: Naliava Primary School -  Training
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

Impact: 374 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Feb 2019

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 02/06/2019

Project Features


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Naliava Primary School is located in Naliava Village of Kakamega County in Western Kenya. It began in 1985 with just classes one to three. The parents were the ones who saw the need and contributed to start 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 complete.

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 a waste of time.

“The school is really in dire need of the 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 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!

Project Updates


02/14/2019: Naliava Primary School Project Complete

There is a new rainwater catchment system at Naliava Primary School! Students have a source of safe, clean water thanks to your support. Handwashing stations were installed so that students can clean up after using their new latrines, and students and staff have received training in sanitation and hygiene.

Rainwater Catchment Tank

Construction for this 50,000-liter rainwater catchment tank was successful!

“We now have a source of clean water within the school, eliminating the challenge of going outside the school to fetch water. The chances of contracting waterborne diseases is going to reduce thanks to the availability of clean water,” said Teacher Musinya.

The Process:

Our staff and the school administration started by looking around the school to determine the best location for their new rainwater catchment tank. This needed to be the best site with good, clean roofing to catch the rainwater. Then, we cleared the site: excavating the soil within the required measurements to make level ground for the tank foundation. The foundation was cast by laying stones on level ground and then reinforcing it using steel, concrete and waterproof cement.

Both the drawing pipe as well as the washout pipe were affixed as the foundation was lain. The wall was built with ferro-cement techniques through six layers. The inner wall was plastered while rough casting was done on the outer part.

The catchment area was dug, plastered, and a staircase installed so students can easily get water from the tap.

The beginnings of the catchment area

Dome construction could begin after the superstructure had been given enough time to settle. The manhole cover was fitted, inlet pipes were connected to the roof gutters, inlet screens, ventilation pipes (breathers) and overflow pipes were all done to standard.

Once finished, the tank was given three weeks to undergo complete curing before it was cleaned and handed over to Naliava Primary School, though we will continue to offer them unmatchable support as a part of our monitoring and maintenance program.

VIP Latrines

This project funded the installation of six new ventilated improved pit latrines. All of these new latrines have cement floors that are easy to use and clean. And with a rainwater catchment tank, there should be enough water to keep them clean all the time.

Handwashing Stations

Pupils can now enjoy washing their hands with soap thanks to the two handwashing stations that were delivered to their school. These new handwashing opportunities will help reduce cases of hygiene-related illness. The training on hygiene has motivated these students to share what they’ve learned with their peers at school and families at home.

New Knowledge

We worked with the headteacher to recruit student representatives from each grade. These students will form a child to child (CTC) student health club that will hold activities and meetings to teach their peers about what they learned.

We covered topics including:

– primary healthcare
– taking care of the new facilities
– common illnesses and their prevention
– waterborne illnesses

Learning how to properly handle and store water

– CTC club activities
– handwashing


– dental hygiene

Leadership and governance were also taught to equip the CTC student health club with good leadership skills as they teach the rest of the student body what they learned. The students were very passionate about this topic. Many students stepped up to pursue leadership roles. The training ended with the students electing their peers to the club cabinet leadership. Yvonne was elected the chair of the club despite being the youngest one at training!

Thank You for making all of this possible.


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01/10/2019: Naliava Primary School Project Underway

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

Get to know this 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 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 - A.L. Williams, Jr. Family Foundation, Inc.
1 individual donor(s)