Conclusion of Kebare Primary School Rainwater Catchment Project – Kenya

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Khalil Jarrett. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

The project was to build a rainwater catchment system to provide for the water needs of the school.

Khalil reports:

The Kebare Primary School water tank project has been completed!

The 5,000 L tank, the gutters, and the concrete base were successfully installed and now the 250 students are able to have access to safe, potable drinking water.

Prior to the start of the project, we had a community meeting in which we discussed timelines and things needed to be contributed by the community.

Water charity funds were used to purchase the 5,000 L tank, gutters, and concrete to build the base for the tank.

There were a few challenges when installing the tank. Initially, the tank that was purchased was found to have a small crack at the top and it took time to be replaced. The school also ran out of funds to provide for the labor of installing the tank, but the tank was successfully installed at the end of March.

The students, parents, and teachers are very thankful for the funds from Water Charity! Now, the school and the surrounding community members no longer need to walk several kilometers to get water.

We are grateful to Khalil for completing this project despite the adversity and before the recent removal of Peace Corps Volunteers from Kenya for security reasons, and again extend our thanks to the donors to date.