Ngunini School Project Update - November 2021
We're proud to announce the completion of the rainwater harvesting tank at the Ngunini school in Kenya.
The Ngunini school has 212 pupils aged between 12 and 18 year s old in an arid, rural area Makueni County, where there is limited water.
The school used to only have enough water to last for 4 weeks and after that, the school had to pay water vendors who collect water from the River Thwake, which is 5 km away. This was an expensive process and the water was by no means safe. Indeed, most of the time it’s dirty and not fit to drink. This used to lead to a situation where the children were often sick and missed their lessons.
But now thanks to your support and our charity partner Just a Drop the school has a new a water tank to provide year-round safe water, harvesting water from the school roof and to keep the children safer.
Our charity partner also provides hand washing stations, as well as sanitation and hygiene education to every pupil.
The impact of this work is clear:
Children will have sufficient water to drink and to cook with.
They will be healthier and able to spend more time in school, with time not lost to illness.
The school will be able to develop using the money previously spent on water for new classrooms, or for growing food.
There will be extra water to address hygiene issues at the school, leading to long-term health improvements - because they can wash their hands regularly, children will be better protected from diseases such as coronavirus.
As with all projects delivered through ur charity partner Just a Drop, the project is fully sustainable. The community have volunteered to help build the tank and after completion, it will be owned by the school, with training provided in how to maintain it. Just a Drop will monitor progress for 7 years.