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The Water Project: AIC Kyome Girls' Secondary School -  School Buildings And Garden
The Water Project: AIC Kyome Girls' Secondary School -  Studying During Lunch
The Water Project: AIC Kyome Girls' Secondary School -  Staff Latrines
The Water Project: AIC Kyome Girls' Secondary School -  School Vision And Mission
The Water Project: AIC Kyome Girls' Secondary School -  School Bus And Dog
The Water Project: AIC Kyome Girls' Secondary School -  Library
The Water Project: AIC Kyome Girls' Secondary School -  Small Concrete Rainwater Tank
The Water Project: AIC Kyome Girls' Secondary School -  Julius Joseph
The Water Project: AIC Kyome Girls' Secondary School -  Girls Latrines
The Water Project: AIC Kyome Girls' Secondary School -  Girls In Class
The Water Project: AIC Kyome Girls' Secondary School -  Girls And Teachers Pose Outside
The Water Project: AIC Kyome Girls' Secondary School -  Entrance And Gate
The Water Project: AIC Kyome Girls' Secondary School -  Dining Building
The Water Project: AIC Kyome Girls' Secondary School -  Decomissioned Latrines
The Water Project: AIC Kyome Girls' Secondary School -  Clothes Hanging To Dry
The Water Project: AIC Kyome Girls' Secondary School -  Cleaned Bowls Out To Dry
The Water Project: AIC Kyome Girls' Secondary School -  Classrooms
The Water Project: AIC Kyome Girls' Secondary School -  Broken Handwashing Station
The Water Project: AIC Kyome Girls' Secondary School -  Bathing Area
The Water Project: AIC Kyome Girls' Secondary School -  Agnes Muthangye
The Water Project: AIC Kyome Girls' Secondary School -  Additional Latrines
The Water Project: AIC Kyome Girls' Secondary School -  Handwashing Station
The Water Project: AIC Kyome Girls' Secondary School -  Fetched Water
The Water Project: AIC Kyome Girls' Secondary School -  Students Carrying Water

Project Status



Project Type:  Rainwater Catchment

Regional Program: Southeastern Kenya WaSH Program

Project Phase:  Funded - Project Initiated
Estimated Install Date (?):  08/31/2019

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AIC Kyome Girls’ Secondary School was established in 1988 as a community school with funds from the parents and Africa Inland Church. The government absorbed the school through the District Education Board and is currently a primary contributor to the school growth. The school has experienced moderate growth in terms of school population, with 218 girls in attendance today, many of whom board overnight at the school.

Unfortunately, access to water has not grown at an acceptable rate. The tanks installed over the years are not nearly enough to sustain the school and its staff throughout the year. In fact, water only lasts for a few months a year. This forces the school to purchase water from vendors based more than 70 kilometers away from the school. They must pay for the water itself and the transport, a cost that is not sustainable for the long term.

“Sometimes, it is difficult to bear the thirst a whole day due to water insufficiency,” said Julius Joseph, a 14- year-old student at the school.

Water is delivered only twice a year in order to save money. As a result, there is strict rationing of the supply, especially as it gets closer to the next delivery and the water is close to running out. Agnes Muthangye said that there are stretches when the girls cannot bathe nor wash their clothes due to the water shortage.

“It gets very uncomfortable,” she said.

The school is doing their best to manage a clean and conducive environment for studying. However, there needs to be an improvement in handwashing and cleaning of the latrines, but that is not possible until they get a reliable supply of water.

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

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 alleviate the strict rationing and need to purchase water. As soon as the tank has time to cure, it can begin to collect rainwater for drinking, cooking, and cleaning!

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.

We're just getting started, check back soon!


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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

TPG Architecture
Stake.com
United Way of Greater Kansas City
Girl Scout Troop 1715
Faith Chapel
ArtiKen
East Windsor Regional School District Fundraiser
Okeanos Reusable Bottles
Siemens EHS
R&R Foundation
KaySun
Jonny Blockchain
Charities Foundation of America
KaySun
Ingrid's Campaign for Water
Harmony’s 8th Birthday Campaign for Water
Families of Mrs. Burke's Second Grade Class-Long Meadow Elementary School, Middlebury CT.
Ashley's Campaign for Water
Mrs. Frazier's Class Campaign for Water
Ms Smith's Class's Fundraiser for Water

And 2 other fundraising page(s)
84 individual donor(s)