Githunguchu Primary School

Kenya 323 beneficiaries Nyandarua

Project Complete!

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.
Proposed project: 
  • 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 

Project Sponsors

Aid for Africa

Chevy Chase, MD

Daniel Webster Magnet School

New Rochelle, NY

MS 447

Brooklyn, NY
January 27, 2020

Project complete!

We have been supporting projects with our implementing partner, Kenya Rainwater Association (KRA), since 2007. This partnership has resulted in over 20 WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene education) in schools...

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November 19, 2019

Catchment tank almost done!

Quick update on the project at Githunguchu Primary School. Construction of the new rainwater catchment tank is almost complete. Once the final touches are put on the tank and the...

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