Shisesia Primary School

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Kenyan Spring Protection

Latitude 0.16
Longitude 34.75

394 Served

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This project is being implemented by our partner Western Water And Sanitation Forum, and includes the construction of a rain water harvesting system.

Shisesia primary school is located in Iguhu location, Ivonda sub location and Shisesia village within Ikolomani constituency. The school has a total population of 394 pupils in primary section and 62 pupils at the nursery section and 18 are teaching staff.

The school has no access to safe water for drinking there fore students are forced to walk long distances up to 2.5 Km to fetch water. As a result the children waste their time fetching water instead of using the time to study. This has negatively affected education performance standards due to reduced class attendance as more time is spend collecting water. The mostly affected are girls as in the African culture it’s the role of the women and girls to fetch water.

On the other hand, since the water is from unprotected source they suffer from water borne diseases also resulting to absenteeism from school affecting their performance. The school reported of   rampant out breaks of typhoid, Bilharzia, stomachache, flue and cholera.

On the other hand, there was an also poor hygiene practice in school due to high enrollment and lack of adequate water and sanitation facilities.  Lack of hand washing facilities near the latrines also contributed to poor hygiene. It was common practice for pupils to leave latrines and never to wash their hands due to lack of knowledge and practice on general hygiene thus contributing to water borne disease out breaks. 

This school was also ranked among those that need urgent intervention. This ranking was done by the community through the support of the PRA team in Ikolomani Constituency. WEWASAFO as an organization has recommended the school for support to ensure that the facilities are fixed.

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Recent Project Updates

09/29/2014: New Pictures From Shisesia

Just a quick note to let you know we just posted a new set of pictures from Shisesia Primary School. The students are back and enjoying the new rainwater harvesting tank and latrines.  

Take a look at all of those smiles!  And Thank You again for your help.

The Water Project : kenya4288-39-shisesia-primary-school-pupils-using-the-constructed-water-tank

05/29/2014: Shisesia Primary School Project Comoplete

We are excited to report that a water project has been completed at Shisesia Primary School in Kenya.  A rain water harvesting tank and new latrines have been constructed; and training has been received on sanitation and hygiene.  Together, these resources will go a long way toward stopping the spread of disease within this community.  We just posted a report from our partner in the field including information about the community and pictures of the project. Since the project was constructed during a school break, we only see a few children and workers. We hope to post more pictures once the school is in session!

Take a look, and Thank You for your help!

The Water Project : kenya4288-10-children-holding-a-poster-of-appreciation-on-the-work-done

Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Rainwater Catchment
Location:  Iguhu location, Ivonda sub location and Shisesia village within Ikolomani constituency, Kenya
ProjectID: 4288
Install Date:  05/29/2014

Monitoring Data
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Last Visit: 03/08/2018

Visit History:
07/21/2015 — Functional
02/05/2016 — Functional
05/30/2016 — Functional
07/19/2016 — Functional
10/18/2016 — Functional
02/24/2017 — Needs Attention
05/25/2017 — Functional
07/22/2017 — Functional
03/08/2018 — Functional


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Country Details


Population: 39.8 Million
Lacking clean water: 43%
Below poverty line: 50%

Partner Profile

Western Water and Sanitation Forum (WEWASAFO) works together with less privileged and marginalized members of communities in Western Kenya to reduce poverty through harnessing and utilization of local resources for sustainable development.