Mugumo Primary School is located in Daiga, Laikipia East District of Kenya. The school is approximately 10km from the nearest town, Nanyuki. Mugumo. Mugumo has a population of 297 students (145 boys & 152 girls) and 8 teachers (3 male and 5 female).
Mugumo had been using a tank constructed in 1990 for rainwater catchment that is currently out of commission due to leakage. During the dry spell, the school gets water from a community water tank which affects the learning and attendance as students have to go fetch the water. The school has good rainwater harvesting potential as the area experiences high rainfall.
Mugumo has sub-standard pit latrines and the pupils do not have adequate water to wash their hands after visiting the latrines. The school uses four 5-litre containers as hand washing facilities. They have also had to abandon some of the latrines as they were collapsing. This is a health hazard especially to the children as anyone of them could fall into the abandoned pits.
This project will include rainwater catchment, new latrines, handwashing stations and hygiene education.
H2O for Life is not a WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) project implementer. We have partnerships with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) implementing WASH in Schools projects around the world. Our NGO partners match funds needed for each school project. We also have a generous donor that provides us with an interest-free loan that, along with matching funds, allows for many projects to be started or possibly even completed before total funds have been raised. In rare situations we reserve the right to reallocate funds to alternate project(s).
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