2017/2018 School Challenge Project

Kenya School Ryan's Well Challenge 2017/2018 Students celebrate receiving clean water


Project Cost: $58,765

Students at three schools in Kajiado, Kenya miss hours of class every day to walk several kilometers to get water for their families. This makes it extremely difficult for them to stay on track with their education and may result in having to drop out of school entirely. Water borne diseases are the most common cause for sickness and death for young children in the area. This year, we will also be constructing 24 household community tanks. This project will provide approximately 2,000 people with access to potable water.

What can you do to help?

Join schools from around the world in fundraising for this year’s School Challenge. Read about fundraising ideas to be inspired to bring clean water to Kenya.

Who implements the project in Kenya?

POWER CEO, Sammy Oleku and his staff look forward to implementing this years school challenge for 2017-18. We have worked with Sammy and his team since 2008, completing 288 Rain Water harvesting tanks at schools and homes. POWER works hand and hand with the Maasai. Community members are involved in every aspect of all projects, and get their hands dirty in the construction of the tanks with Artisans, Samuel Kimani and Danson Kinyanjui. Antony Semetu, a field officer for POWER is experienced in community organization and training. POWER has trained countless members of CIG’s (community interest groups made up of women) and students in WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene). Planning Coordinator / Program Officer, Mary Njeri  has worked within the Maasai community for over 10 years.

What will the funds raised support? 

  • Construction of 3 x 30,000 litre rainwater harvesting tanks at 3 schools COST: 4,647$ CAD per well – total 13,941$ CAD
  • Construction of 24 x 10,000 litre community tanks COST: 1,800$ CAD per well – total 33,600$ CAD
  • Community and CIG organization
  • Construction of roofing and eaves required for all rainwater harvesting tanks
  • WASH training to 27 CIGs (community interest groups made up of women) and training in water management and utilization (approximately 270 women)
  • WASH training to students and staff at 3 schools
  • Ongoing monitoring and evaluation

Schools from around the world will be fundraising and following the progress in real time of this project, at the beginning of the school year in September 2017 until June 2018. Stay tuned for updates on how you and your school can be involved.

Contact communications@ryanswell.ca for more information and to sign up!

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