Registered charity number 1142295

Completed projects / Kibera Girls Soccer Academy, Kenya

Completed January 2016

Kibera is one of the world's largest slums. Nobody knows how many hundreds of thousands of people live there in tin shacks. But we do know that water is a big issue, and so is the development of young people.

Guttering the buildings

Guttering the buildings

Byrones Khainga is a young Kenyan man who helped to establish a girls soccer team in this unlikely area. There's no room to play in Kibera but there is a field beyond its edge. Then they established a girls soccer academy and added a small school in tiny cramped Kibera. It's hard to dig down in Kibera and it's hard to pump water from afar, but the school's rooves can now collect rainwater.

Working with our delivery partner 'Water Technologies', WellBoring created a rainwater collection system by fully guttering the tin rooves and channelling the collected water to a first flush system, through some simple filters and to two 10,000 litre storage tanks. The school now has access to clean water for the children and staff.

Water tanks

Water tanks

Water is stored in two 10,000 litre storage tanks from where its daily usage is carefully managed to ensure water is available for as much as the year as possible.

This project was part funded by 'Adventures in Between' who, through their amazing frozen adventure across the largest freshwater lake in the world, raised substantial funding for this project.

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Our pictures:

Welcome celebration

Welcome celebration

Children at Kibiko Schools

Children at Kibiko Schools

Excavations for services to the borehole

Excavations for services to the borehole

Working late again

Working late again