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Prospective projects / Mikiria School to benefit from Concert

September's WellBoring Concert is raising funds for the 500 pupils at Mikiria School who are commonly hit by waterborne diseases like diarrhea, cholera, bilharzia and typhoid. 

The performance based on the national examinations is below average. This is because of high level of poverty, child labor on the farms and sporadic outbreaks of cholera and other stomach diseases. The school still has high potential to perform better if the teacher pupil contact time is increased and utilized.

A lot of learning hours are wasted by absenteeism and having to fetch water from river Nyando about 3km away, as well as from shallow unprotected hand-dug wells within the area whose water quality is questionable and dries up on continued drought.

The school enrollment is expected to increase significantly when clean improved water solution is available. The school is not a preferred choice to many due to poor sanitation in the school.

213 households near the school comprising about 1,000 people will benefit from the clean water too, providing the 23rd September Concert goes well. 

A Mikiria Schoolgirl waits for water

A Mikiria Schoolgirl waits for water

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The old pump under cover

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