Kenyan School Project Announces
Second Phase of Olemoncho Primary School Water Poject
The Kenyan School Project was launched in 2010 as a grass-roots, all-volunteer initiative with high donor impact. Together, over the last ten years, we have achieved so much. Our community of donors from Lopez and friends around the country have enabled us to support two rural schools in Kenya.
This is KSP's eighth project. We were able to complete the first phase of the water project for the Olemoncho Primary School with funding by a generous donor. Phase one brought water via a new piping system to the school compound from a spring a mile away. Students will no longer need to carry water a mile to the school, which was cumbersome and dangerous. Having water directly at the school compound removes the risk of students encountering wild animals that gather at the spring for water.
The new water system, which pipes water from the spring to an access point at the school, is also more hygienic and provides a station where students can wash hands. The project not only benefits the 350+ students at the school, but also restores damaged community water sites and provides safe drinking water for the entire community.
The initial phase of the water project included the purchase of three 10,000-liter water tanks. The next phase entails constructing concrete bases for the tanks and installing gutters on school buildings for water catchment. The school management hopes that when students return to school in January, the guttering will be completed and the tanks installed.
This is where you, our generous donors, come in. We need your help to make the second phase of the water project for Olemoncho Primary School a reality. Just imagine what it will be like for hundreds of people—students, school staff, community members—to see water flowing from a school tap for the first time!
Our goal is to raise $3,500 dollars by the end of November.
With these funds the school can complete the guttering and tank placement prior to the rains that come at the end of the year.
Thank you in advance for your support of this worthy project. We appreciate all you can do to help the children of Olemoncho enjoy thirst-quenching water, improved hygiene, and food from their newly irrigated gardens.
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