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The Water Project: Hobunaka Primary School -  Latrines
The Water Project: Hobunaka Primary School -  Latrines
The Water Project: Hobunaka Primary School -  Latrines
The Water Project: Hobunaka Primary School -  Headteacher Joseph Kwendo
The Water Project: Hobunaka Primary School -  Drinking Water Storage
The Water Project: Hobunaka Primary School -  Water Containers
The Water Project: Hobunaka Primary School -  Delivering Water To Kitchen
The Water Project: Hobunaka Primary School -  Carrying Water
The Water Project: Hobunaka Primary School -  Carrying Water
The Water Project: Hobunaka Primary School -  Fetching Water
The Water Project: Hobunaka Primary School -  Fetching Water
The Water Project: Hobunaka Primary School -  Fetching Water
The Water Project: Hobunaka Primary School -  Going To Fetch Water
The Water Project: Hobunaka Primary School -  Going To Fetch Water
The Water Project: Hobunaka Primary School -  Going To Fetch Water
The Water Project: Hobunaka Primary School -  Students In Class
The Water Project: Hobunaka Primary School -  Staff Office
The Water Project: Hobunaka Primary School -  Children Playing On Rocks
The Water Project: Hobunaka Primary School -  Children Playing On Rocks
The Water Project: Hobunaka Primary School -  Rocky Landscape At School
The Water Project: Hobunaka Primary School -  Deputy Headteacher Rael Mutola
The Water Project: Hobunaka Primary School -  School Gate

Project Status



Project Type:  Rainwater Catchment

Regional Program: Western Kenya WaSH Program

Project Phase:  Donate to this Project
Estimated Install Date (?):  01/31/2020

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The 376 students at Hobunaka Primary School don’t have any water at school. Instead, they have to go out into the community to find what they need.

They go to a spring where water gushes from the discharge pipes, but this water is located more than 500 meters away. It takes about 30 minutes for these little students to reach the spring with their containers, and the journey is worse on the way back when their containers are full of water. The students have to walk slowly and carefully because the slope down to the spring is steep.

Classes are disrupted and students return weary. Further, conflicts arise because students gather water from the community’s spring. People who rely on the spring are unhappy when it is clogged with students fetching water. School administration also reports that students are mishandling the water on the way back from the spring. If there’s a chance that the community’s water was clean, it’s getting contaminated by the time students deliver it to school.

Students complain of stomachaches after drinking this water.

“With this condition, most pupils miss their classwork and experience low performance – which at times makes them lose the morale for studying,” said Deputy Headteacher Mutola.

What we can do:

Training

Training on good hygiene habits 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

“With feeding program at our school, our pupils do not wash their hands before eating the food because of lack of handwashing station, thus pupils are at risk of being exposed to hygiene-related diseases…” said Headteacher Kwendo.

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

Most of the current latrine pits are almost full.

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!

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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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