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The Water Project: Ndaluni Primary School -  Garbage Site
The Water Project: Ndaluni Primary School -  Girls Latrines
The Water Project: Ndaluni Primary School -  Boys Latrines
The Water Project: Ndaluni Primary School -  Collapsed Latrines
The Water Project: Ndaluni Primary School -  Rationed Water Fromt The Plastic Tank
The Water Project: Ndaluni Primary School -  Rationed Water Fromt The Plastic Tank
The Water Project: Ndaluni Primary School -  Old Broken Cement Tank
The Water Project: Ndaluni Primary School -  Students And Teachers
The Water Project: Ndaluni Primary School -  Students And Teachers
The Water Project: Ndaluni Primary School -  Students And Teachers
The Water Project: Ndaluni Primary School -  Students And Teachers
The Water Project: Ndaluni Primary School -  Headteacher Christopher Kituto
The Water Project: Ndaluni Primary School -  Play Area
The Water Project: Ndaluni Primary School -  Kitchen
The Water Project: Ndaluni Primary School -  School
The Water Project: Ndaluni Primary School -  School Gate
The Water Project: Ndaluni Primary School -  School
The Water Project: Ndaluni Primary School -  School

Project Status



Project Type:  Rainwater Catchment

Regional Program: Southeastern Kenya WaSH Program

Impact: 292 Served

Project Phase:  Under Construction
Estimated Install Date (?):  09/30/2018

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Community Profile

Ndaluni Primary School is located in a peaceful rural setting. The area is grey with dry tree branches swaying in the breeze. The buildings are ancient, some with newly cemented floors while others are left barren and decommissioned with their old, crumbling roofs wasting away.

The school was started in 1966 by the Mwigwani District Education Board and now has 282 students enrolled. They also employ eight teachers and two support staff.

Students are expected to arrive at 6:45am each morning to sit through an hour’s study hall. Normal lessons go from 8:30am to 3:10pm, followed by sports, another study hall, and dismissal at 5pm.

Unsafe Water

A cement tank was built for the school’s opening in 1966, but it has been rendered useless with its aged, crumbling roof and walls. Since then, the school acquired two plastic tanks to collect rainwater.

The 10,000-liter plastic tank no longer works because of a tear. So now, the 5,000-liter tank is all that students have. This water is strictly rationed throughout the day to meet drinking and cooking needs.

The rains in this region are seasonal. There are more dry seasons than wet seasons, therefore making it hard to access water after their tank runs dry. The school must then resort to purchasing water from local vendors (oftentimes students’ parents), which is costly for them. And even then, these vendors are getting their water from open, dirty sources. Students often suffer from stomachaches and diarrhea. If they made it to the clinic, they’d most likely find out they’re suffering from typhoid.

“We lack facilities to maintain high standards of cleanliness in the school. Inadequate water supply has also increased the rate at which our students fall sick, due to their drinking untreated water,” Headteacher Kituto told us.

Sanitation

There are six pit latrines for students, but they’re rarely washed due to lack of water. Ash is thrown down the pit to cover up the smell. There’s not even enough water around to wash hands after using the latrine.

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

Training

Students and staff will be trained for one day. Those in attendance will form a school health club that will promote good hygiene and sanitation practices both at school and home. They will learn all of the steps to proper handwashing, how to treat water, and how to keep their environment clean. The school will also be taught how to best oversee and maintain their new rainwater catchment tank and handwashing stations.

Handwashing Stations

Three handwashing stations will be delivered at the project’s completion. These are 1,000-liter plastic tanks fitted with four taps. The health club and school management will be responsible for making sure tanks are filled with water and that a cleaning agent such as soap or ash is available.

Rainwater Catchment Tank

We will build a 104,000-liter rainwater catchment tank for this school. This water will benefit the students, teachers, and supplementary staff. Parents will mobilize the materials needed for construction, such as sand and stone. They will also lend some strong arms to help with the actual construction.

The huge capacity of this tank makes the others look tiny in comparison; 104,000 liters should be enough water to carry students and staff through the entire dry season. As soon as the tank has time to cure, it can begin to collect rainwater for drinking, cooking and cleaning!


This project is a part of our shared program with Africa Sand Dam Foundation. Our team is pleased to provide the reports for this project (edited for clarity) thanks to the hard work of our friends in Kenya.

Project Updates


06/13/2018: Ndaluni Primary School Project Underway

Dirty water delivered to Ndaluni Primary School is making students and teachers sick. Thanks to your generosity, we’re working to install a clean water point here and much more.

Get to know this 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.



Contributors

Project Underwriter - American International School
Data Abstract Solutions, Inc.
Yew Chung International School - Secondary
McFarland Girl Scout Troop 2567
FORDHAM PREPARATORY SCHOOL
Heather & Vlad Slapak
Hevreh Second and Third Graders
Carolyn Painter
MasterCard
StatusChurch
Loyola Marymount University- McCarthy Hall
Conant Elementary
Park West's Water Challenge
Greenville High School's Campaign for Water
Riverhead Middle School's Campaign for Water 2018 by Mrs. Benze, Mr. Dunn, and Mrs. Falisi
Rootstown Brownie Troop 90460 Campaign for Water
Joseph's Campaign for Access to Fresh Water!
122 individual donor(s)