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WellBoring 2017 Christmas Appeal

Clean water for Oren, Konim, Kasogo and Kawili primary schools in Kenya

The situation at Oren Primary School

Girls at Oren Primary School

Girls at Oren Primary School

They have no water

and the children regularly go for long periods without, until eventually they have to drink from far away contaminated water sources such as seasonal small streams and ponds. 

It was mid afternoon when I took this photo, and the last time these girls had a drink was at 6:30am just before they left home; even that water was not reliable having been collected from local surface water sources.

They were thirsty and were about to set off to the contaminated water source about 2km away to fetch water for themselves and fellow students.

Heading back to school

Heading back to school

Typically one fifth of the school are off sick

at any one time, mainly due to water born diseases such as bilharzia, diarrhoea, tyhoid and cholera. These illnesses may keep children off school for extended periods causing them to fall behind, and also incurring their parents significant healthcare costs ... money they often don't have. With no other water available to drink, what do you do? What would you do?

The good news is it can be fixed through the provision of a dedicated water supply for each school.

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Girls in class at Konim Primary School

Girls in class at Konim Primary School

With clean water

there are about 100 more children in school every day, which in turn leads to improved learning, higher academic results, better health, better life chances and a happier life.

Just £3,500 is enough to provide a borehole fitted with a mechanical hand pump, and it lasts for years and years.

One borehole in a school serves 1000 people, which means that:

£3.50 is clean water for one person every day for all the years ahead,

£35 is clean water for 10 people and

£350 is clean water for 100, and of course

£3,500 is an entire borehole for a community of 1000 people.

Contaminated water from the seasonal river

Contaminated water from the seasonal river

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Triumphant on sports day

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Goats on the farm at Summit Schools

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In Situ Drilling

The pump going in

The pump going in