There are 166 girls, 143 boys and 14 teachers at Githunguchu Primary School in desperate need of a water and sanitation intervention. The climate is classified as semi-arid tropics with two rainy seasons, March-May and November–December.
The students currently use water from an old borehole well which provides contaminated, salty water. There is also an old catchment tank on the grounds that leaks and doesn't hold enough water to get through the long stretches of drought. The boys latrines are currently adequate and being used regularly by the students. The girls latrines are failing and in need of replacement. Due to the lack of water, students rarely wash their hands. There is rampant water borne disease across the school population due to lack of clean water causing absenteeism due to illness and a drop in school performance.
- Construction of a 75m3 rainwater catchment tank including the installation of a gutter system on the roofs
- Construction of girls latrines
- Hand-washing station
- Hygiene education program
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