Chebukaka Girl’s Primary School Latrine Project – Kenya

Chebukaka village, Chwele District, Bungoma County, Kenya

Community Description
Chebukaka Girl’s Primary School is located in Chebukaka village, close to the market and local dispensary. The school is well established, opening in 1962, and remains a respected institution in the community. It is an all-girls primary school with 571 students and 14 teachers.

A boarding section has recently been added for those girls who are in standard eight, the highest level of primary education.

Problem Addressed
Recently, due to the heavy rains that occurred this past season, three of the five latrines on compound were washed out, and the structure collapsed. Therefore, there are two latrines serving a population of approximately 600 people, with some of the students living on the school compound and using the facilities around the clock.

The lack of adequate facilities creates intolerable sanitary conditions, with resultant health problems.

Project Description
This water and sanitation project is to construct new latrines on the school compound.

The structure will be positioned on the outer edges of the compound for privacy purposes as well as on an area of the land where erosion is less threatening.

One structure will be built containing 3 ventilated pit latrine stalls. The building will have 4 walls, with a wall separating each of the three stalls. Each stall will be 3.5 feet by 5 feet, and each pit will be dug 30 feet deep.

Construction will begin by digging the pits and assembling the materials needed.

After excavation, a cement slab will be constructed for the floor of the latrine. This will be built out of a combination of iron bars and mesh, holding together a mixture of sand and cement.

Once the cement floor is made, walls will be built up around it using bricks and a layer of plaster to solidify the structure.

A roof will then be built out of roofing timber, topped by 9 iron sheets cut to size.

Three doors made of wood will be attached to the building using metal hinges and padlocks. After construction, the new building and doors will be painted.

The school will provide for the labor through parental volunteers and fees paid to carpenters by the school. The school will also provide for timber and iron sheets used for roofing, and small materials such as nails and hinges.

Water Charity funds will be used for other materials such as the sand, cement, bricks, and plaster needed to create the structure.

Project Impact
Approximately 600 people will benefit from the project, including students, teachers, and compound staff.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Lindsey Rae Jackson

This is an important infrastructure project for the school. The additional sanitation facilities will improve health and wellbeing of students and staff.

Lindsey previously completed the Our Lady of Peace Chebukaka Primary School Rainwater Catchment System – Kenya.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date
$555.00 + additional amounts

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 – This project has been fully funded, with major funding through the generosity of the Elmo Foundation, and the remainder from friends, family, and supporters of Peace Corps Volunteer Lindsey Rae Jackson.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Lindsey of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by the PCV and/or those of other PCVs in the country of service.

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.