Maji na Ufanisi (Water and Development), a Kenya-based water NGO, recently completed a three-year project aimed at improving water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services in 9 public primary schools across 3 Kenyan counties: Kisumu, Kakamega, and Nairobi.

The project involved the rehabilitation and construction of new water and sanitation facilities in the prioritized public primary schools, which on average, have 1500 pupils each.

With 3 schools per county per year, the project benefited a total of 13500 pupils each year.

Through this project, Maji na Ufanisi aimed to provide clean water and sanitation solutions to thousands of direct and indirect beneficiaries, including 13,500 pupils in three schools per county per year, duty bearers, and surrounding communities.

The project’s success in improving WASH practices in pupils from neighboring public, private, and informal schools had a multiplier effect on at least four surrounding schools, benefiting an estimated 324,000 people in total over three years.

By prioritizing clean water and sanitation, the project aimed to improve hygiene and sanitation in schools and surrounding communities.

The provision of biogas in piloted schools helped reduce the use of firewood and charcoal for cooking, reducing deforestation and improving air quality.

The advocacy and lobbying efforts for WASH service delivery aimed to ensure that county policies on education and sanitation and increased budgetary allocations by counties would benefit many schools, villages, and constituencies in the targeted counties.

While the project has already occurred, the need for clean water and sanitation solutions in schools and communities in Kenya is ongoing. By supporting Maji na Ufanisi (Water and Development), you can make a difference in the lives of those who lack access to these essential resources.

Consider donating today to help ensure that clean water and sanitation are available to school children in Kenya.

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