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About the project

The Challenge

Siekuti Primary School has a total of 720 pupils. The teachers and girls lacked adequate pit latrines due to heavy rains that caused the previous temporary structures to collapse. The whole school population of 720 pupils and 20 members of staff were forced to use the 10 pit latrines meant for the boys. This exposed all the pupils and teachers to diseases such as typhoid, cholera and diarrhoea. It was because of poor sanitation that pupils here would constantly miss school to get treatment affecting their general academic performance.

The Intervention

The sixth Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) aims to achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation. It was for this reason that the Safaricom Foundation through the Pamoja Scheme invested approximately Kshs 780,000 towards construction of 10 pit latrines for girls and 2 for teachers. The foundation also purchased a 5,000 litre water tank for the school.
Pamoja Scheme is a Safaricom initiative that encourages employees to take an active role in community projects. This project’s champion is Wycliffe Likhomi.

The Impact

The new pit latrines and water tank which ensures constant water supply will improve the sanitation in this school assuring the pupils a healthy environment in which they can excel in.

Pillars

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