Weʼre raising £50,000 to provide clean water and safe toilets for Nyansakia II Primary School, Kenya.
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Access to clean water and sanitation are a human right. Yet, 25% of schools in Kenya do not have a clean drinking water supply (WHO/UNICEF, 2018).
The Covid-19 pandemic has reinforced the need to make clean water and adequate sanitation facilities available to all.
African Development Choices #SupportWaterRights. We are raising £50,000 to provide clean drinking water and new toilet blocks to the 700 pupils at Nyansakia II Primary School in Kenya.
Check out our crowdfunding video of the project and see how your donation will help make a difference.
About the school:
Nyansakia II Primary School is a public school for boys and girls in Kisii County, Kenya. Unfortunately, the school is under-resourced and lacks the essential facilities that many of us take for granted, such as clean water and adequate sanitation.
The school has only a handful of pit latrine cubicles for over 700 students. These facilities do not safely dispose of waste, which puts the children at risk of diseases and parasites, such as hookworms. What’s worse, transmission risk is heightened as many children attend school bare-foot.
In addition, the pits are too big for small children. Those who cannot wait in the queue have no choice but to go to the toilet in the field. And there are limited water points for washing hands, greatly increasing exposure to infectious diseases.
Nyansakia’s Board of Management wants the best for its pupils and the local community. The school has partnered with African Development Choices to build:
o A water borehole to provide clean drinking water
o Two new toilet blocks, one for boys and one for girls
These new facilities will:
o Provide clean water and safe, stress-free hygiene facilities for 700 pupils
o Create a happier and healthier learning environment
o Enable better academic and extracurricular outcomes
o Provide local employment opportunities
o Help stop the spread of COVID-19
o Enable 700 children to claim their right to clean water and sanitation
What we've done so far:
We have identified a local company in Kenya that will drill the borehole and install a pump, tank and water treatment facilities. They will also provide ongoing maintenance and support to our local staff.
We have acquired the services of a local architect to design the toilet blocks.
We have identified biodigesters as the most suitable and eco-friendly solution for sewage treatment and recycling. This will allow us to reuse water from sewage treatment to flush the toilets.
A local quantity surveyor has prepared a bill of quantities needed for the project, and land has been allocated for the project.
We have partnered with a local public university to collaborate on the project.
Now we need your help:
We need your support to fund the construction and maintenance of the new facilities. The following breakdown shows exactly how your donations will be used:
The outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic has heightened the urgency of our project. More than ever, we need your help to #SupportWaterRights, fight water poverty, and save lives.
“We are very grateful for donations of any size. Every penny counts. Donors will be updated on the progress of the project throughout its various stages so you will see exactly where your money is being spent. Let’s combat Covid-19 together and make this world a little safer for communities far and wide.” – Moses Tai, founder of African Development Choices
We hope to begin construction at Nyansakia II Primary School in December 2020, so that the improved facilities are in place for the start of the new school term in 2021. If Coronavirus pandemic travel restrictions disrupt these plans, we will reschedule the project for the next school holidays, in April 2021.
The African Development Choices Story:
Moses Tai grew up in Kenya’s Uasin Gishu County. As a child, he witnessed first-hand the harm caused by dirty water and poor sanitation. Moses founded African Development Choices in 2018 with the belief that by setting better precedents, raising community expectations and increasing participation, communities could make better choices about how public resources are managed. This will increase access to the essential services needed to end poverty.
To achieve his mission, Moses has built a team of over 100 talented and committed volunteers from different parts of the world. This partnership with Nyansakia II Primary School is our pilot project and the first step towards ensuring everyone has access to essential services, like clean water.
We #SupportWaterRights. Donate today to show that you do too.
Visit our website https://africandevelopmentchoices.org/ to learn more.
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- 6 days ago
African Development Choices6 days ago
Thank you to everyone that has contributed to our campaign. We are so thrilled to have received donations from 33 supporters, raising £830 for Nyansakia II Primary School! Due to current COVID-19 travel restrictions, we now intend to deliver this project in April 2021. As we are limited in our ability to be on the ground in Kenya, we are pleased to have connected with a local partner in Kisii County to enable on-going community engagement. Thank you once again for choosing to #SupportWaterRights. Keep an eye on this page for further updates.
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African Development Choices
We are a UK-based social enterprise, founded in 2018 by Kenyan-born Moses Tai. Our vision is of a world in which everyone has access to the essential services necessary to fight poverty.