The water project is going to be carried out in Pokot community whose mainstay depends on livestock. This community is found in the northern part of Kenya. It is about 574 Kilometers from the capital city, Nairobi. Water is scarce in this community. The r
Kaptengok School is the target community to benefit from Ferro cement water technology because the area is hilly and small children do not access water easily and working to the near water point is 7 Kilometers away and tricky for small children due to the topography.
The proposed water project will be of great benefit to the community, for their small children attending Kaptengok Nursery school will access clean water and as a result lead healthy lives since they will be saved from contracting water borne diseases such diarrhea normally found in unprotected water source. The children will also learn uninterrupted and thus improve their class performance.
LocationRIFT VALLEY, West Pokot, Kenya
Primary Focus: Rainwater Harvesting
Secondary Focus: Drinking Water - Schools
People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 323
250 children(160 girls ,90 boys) , 3 teachers (2 males ,1 female
70 families (27 women ,43 men headed households ) whose children attend this school and live around the school. The information was generated from site visit and counting literally.
School Children Getting Water: 250
People Getting Sanitation: 323
250 children and 3 teachers of Kaptengok nursery school in West Pokot district ,Chepareria division. Also around 70 families whose children attend this school
People Getting Other Benefits: 70
2 skilled artisansf to get employment construct the tank.
-70 familieto contribute sand stones and unskilled labour.
-250 children to get education uninterupted.
-All 70 families capacity build on ferro cement tank during the construction process
Application Type: Project Funding
Start Date: 2009-06-01
Completion Date: 2009-06-30
The project in order to get water accessible to the 250 small children of Kaptengok nursery school will harvest roof catchments rain water. The school whose roof is made of normal Iron sheets is suitable for this.
To make it possible for the roof catchments rain water to be harvested and stored the project will put gutters on the school roof and construct 10,000 litres Ferro cement water tank .
The school is also expected to teach the children our to maintain hygiene in handling the water.
Strategy for follow-up
The staff from the implementing organization will the school frequently as they live and work in the same community the school is located.
The project administration.
The project will be planned, implemented and monitored by the Pastoral Community staff in partnership with the beneficiary community. The school is also expected to teach the children on how to maintain hygiene in handling th
The community will be mobilized and trained for to see and understand the need of harvesting roof catchments rain water , to enable their children access clean drinking water. And for the children to learn un interrupted as the water source will be very near. The community will be mobilized to contribute locally available resource that includes i.e. sand, ballast, and stones for the construction of the tank. This type of tank is durable and can easily be constructed and would not cost much since some of the materials needed, can be locally found unlike plastic tank which can only be purchased in Kitale town which is 70 Kilometres away. The plastic tank would be very expensive to buy and transport. Children can not also easily prick and spoil Ferro cement tank like they would do to the plastic tank during the playing and adventuring learning. Additionally the community with support of technician women (the project leader) who was trained during African women and water workshop in Nairobi in 2008 will construct the tank. This in essence will be a very sure way of transferring technology to the community members who will use it , to benefit their families and the community at large .
The project will be planned, implemented and monitored by the Pastoral Community staff in partnership with the beneficiary community. The school is also expected to teach the children our to maintain hygiene in handling the water.
The school is also expected to teach the children on how to maintain hygiene in handling the water.
Maintenance Cost: $0
Prior art before metrics
Training for water committee and management from the school community.
Purchasing of Ferro cement building materials
Monitoring and Evaluation (Cost of printing and posting reports, 1 evaluation stakeholders meeting )