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Givudemesi Rain Tank Complete!

Posted by Steve Hall on July 18

Givudemesi Primary School in Kenya now has access to a new source of safe, clean water thanks to the completion of their rain tank! Our implementing partner, The Water Project, installed new latrines and handwashing stations for students, and trained the school on improved sanitation and hygiene practices, including COVID-19 prevention. These components will unlock the opportunity for these students to live better, healthier lives.

Mercy A., one of Givudemesi’s students, said, “This water point will greatly impact my academics. I will now concentrate on my classwork because I will not be requested at some point to go and fetch water.”

Mercy added that she’s sure the tank will aid her in achieving excellent academic performance. “With water in school, our classrooms will be washed frequently, reducing any chances of contracting any health complications emanating from the uncleanness.”

Teachers were just as excited as the students about the new rain tank on campus.

Deputy Head Teacher Nathan Muchella shared how he envisions improvements at the school now that they have safe water on school grounds. “Sending pupils home to fetch water gave them a chance to involve themselves in funny behaviors. With the water point installed in the school, this will be greatly reduced, therefore making my duties lighter. We also expect top-notch hygiene and sanitation standards.”

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