Water for kids
With dry seasons in Kenya lasting 8 months
a year water can be a big problem. At Kirantos
Sunshine Primary School in Olorien, Kenya, the
nearest water source is a dirty pond 2km away.
And the pond is shared by animals.
Current the school has a 5,000L tank but that only lasts the staff and 200 students around two months. When they run out, the nearest water source is the dirty pond 2 km away which is also used by animals.
The Rotary Club of North Sydney International team are working on a project to help this community get an adequate water supply to meet their needs. We are raising funds for BeyondWater to use local labour to install two 10,000L water tanks, and a guttering system for water catchment. A protection cage will also be placed around the taps to ensure they will not be removed.
BeyondWater, established in 2007, is a registered, not-for-profit organisation whose focus is ensuring access to safe, clean drinking water and sanitation facilities across communities in East Africa. For more information, see their website: www.beyondwater.global
If you'd like to help, come join us on March 7th for our Chinese Banquet Luncheon! Click here for more details.
This project was managed by Samantha Lee and Jiji Lee. If you'd like to know more, please contact Samantha Lee or feel free to contact Our Club.