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The Water Project: Bugute Lutheran Primary School -  Latrines
The Water Project: Bugute Lutheran Primary School -  Latrines
The Water Project: Bugute Lutheran Primary School -  Deputy Teacher Amwayi
The Water Project: Bugute Lutheran Primary School -  Lunch Is Served
The Water Project: Bugute Lutheran Primary School -  School Cook Making Lunch
The Water Project: Bugute Lutheran Primary School -  Water Storage
The Water Project: Bugute Lutheran Primary School -  Dropping Water Off At School Kitchen
The Water Project: Bugute Lutheran Primary School -  Fetching Water
The Water Project: Bugute Lutheran Primary School -  Fetching Water
The Water Project: Bugute Lutheran Primary School -  Community Spring
The Water Project: Bugute Lutheran Primary School -  Students Going To Get Water
The Water Project: Bugute Lutheran Primary School -  Headteacher Birgen
The Water Project: Bugute Lutheran Primary School -  Students In Class
The Water Project: Bugute Lutheran Primary School -  School Grounds
The Water Project: Bugute Lutheran Primary School -  Students Playing
The Water Project: Bugute Lutheran Primary School -  Playing Field
The Water Project: Bugute Lutheran Primary School -  School Entrance
The Water Project: Bugute Lutheran Primary School -  School Sign

Project Status



Project Type:  Rainwater Catchment

Regional Program: Western Kenya WaSH Program

Impact: 376 Served

Project Phase:  Under Construction
Estimated Install Date (?):  03/06/2020

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We arrived at Bugute Lutheran Primary School on a sunny morning during a break between classes. Some of the pupils were out playing different kinds of games such as football and kora. We went directly to the administration office and found the headteacher together with the deputy at their offices and they welcomed us.

We learned that the school opened in 2011 so that the village children would no longer have to walk long distances to Musasa, Lwenye, and Kaptech. They had 38 students their first year and have grown to currently have 376 students across eight classes and a preschool class.

They study English, Kiswahili, mathematics, social studies, religion, science, art, and physical education.

However, learning is interrupted because there is no water on school grounds. They leave school to find water in the community, frequently ending up at a spring since it’s the closest source. It has only a little bit of water so it takes a long time to fill a container.

The pupils waste a lot of time going to the spring and due to the steep path pupils fall down, dirty their uniforms, and sometimes get hurt.

“The pupils find it hard to go each and every time to the spring whenever they are needed to go and fetch water for the school, which also takes most of their time in learning,” said Headteacher Birgen.

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

Students currently have nowhere to wash their hands.

Two handwashing stations will be delivered to the school, and the CTC 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

“We need sanitation facilities at this institution as you can see, we have a shortage of latrines and there is no water storage facility within the school compound,” said Deputy Headteacher Amwayi.

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


01/13/2020: Bugute Lutheran Primary School Project Underway!

A severe clean water shortage at Bugute Lutheran 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 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 - John and Maurine Cox Foundation
4 individual donor(s)