Conclusion of Kithyululu Secondary School Water Tank Project – Kenya

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

The project was to install a water tank at the school.

Julia reports:

The project has been completed!

Kithyululu Secondary School purchased a 5,000 liter tank from the nearby town of Kibwezi. The cost of the tank, lockable spigot, attachable pipe, and delivery came to 40,000 Kenyan shillings.

After delivery, a concrete foundation was constructed by a local community worker and parent. The tank was placed on the foundation.

By then, the school community (parents, board of governors, and staff) had decided to use additional funds from the school to purchase rain gutters and pipes to filter into the new water tank. These were installed on the girls’ dormitory by the same worker.

The November rain has arrived and we are getting some catchment.
Already, students have been able to use some water from the tank! We have yet to acquire water from the government as the school term was just finishing when the project was completed. We hope to utilize this resource when the rain has stopped and school reopens in January.

On behalf of the students, faculty, staff, parents, board of governors, and Kithyululu community members, thank you so much for your support of our school!

We, in turn, wish to thank Julia for completing this excellent project, and again extend our gratitude to Julia’s friends and family for providing the funds for this and future projects in Kenya.