Ititu Primary School Rainwater Catchment Project – Kenya

Katangini Town, Katangini Zone, Kalawa Division, Eastern Province, Kenya

Community Description
Kalawa Division is situated in the desert, and while there is enough rain during the rainy seasons, the dry months (February, March, August, September, October, and November) are difficult.

Ititu Primary School has 467 students, 255 male and 212 female, and 18 teachers. The school is the main primary school for Katangini

town and outlying areas and is growing quickly.

Parents are currently contributing to the much-needed building of a new classroom to meet enrollment needs

Problem Addressed
The school has no running water, and children are forced to carry water from home to drink during the school day.

Project Description
This project is to build a rainwater catchment system at the school.

The system will consist of a 3,000-liter plastic tank on a platform, gutters to capture the rainwater, and piping to connect the gutters to the tank.

The headteacher of Ititu will go to Wote Town to order the tank and arrange for delivery.

Two parents, who are skilled in this type of work, will provide the labor to install the gutters and build the platform of rock ballast and concrete.

Water Charity funds will be used to purchase and transport the tank, as well as to buy concrete, sand, rock ballast, gutters, piping, fittings, and nails.

Project Impact
485 people will benefit from the project, including 467 students and 18 teachers.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Amber Gomes

The collection and storage system at the school compound will improve the health and well-being of the students and the teachers.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date


Donations of any amount will be appreciated. The full amount will give you “naming rights”, if that is something you would like.

Any contributions in excess of the Dollar Amount of the Project will be allocated to other projects directed by this PCV and/or projects of other PCVs in this country.

Dollar Amount Needed

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