My name is grace Githinji, I have been a volunteer with the Gathima community based organization(CBO) in MaaiMahiu in the areas of Water sanitation and health, MaaiMahiu is a very unique town that lies beautifully at the foot of the Great rift valley escarpment. MaaiMahiu means "hot water" in the native Kikuyu language. The town is 50 kilometers northwest of Nairobi and it is the entry point of Nakuru County, bordering three other counties: Kiambu, Nyandarua and Narok. MaaiMahiu runs for 24 hours. It has been a major truck stop for the country's major highway starting from Mombasa and adjoining the neighboring countries (Uganda, Sudan, Tanzania and Ethiopia). The harsh weather conditions of the whole area have always been very unforgiving creating poverty and suffering for many families due to drought. Water accessibility is also another major issue in the town especially in the villages where people walk for long distances to access water from small dirty wells.
I am seeking funds in support of Gathima primary school in Gathima/gichungo village. The school has 250p the school has no clean water for students to drink, they source water from small dirty well were also the animals drink from thus risking waterborne diseases .The school classes are also in a bad situation ,leaking roof and the floor of classrooms have uncemented floors putting pupils at risk of jigger infestations while grill-less windows appear to be the norm rather than the exception.
Some of the desks, lockers and chairs are in a state of disrepair. The school latrines also are in a very poor state .
The funds from the support will be used for putting piped water to the school, construction of pit latrines in the school and rehabilitation of the classroom .we will be happy to see the children have clean drinking water, clean toilets and good classrooms
Thanks in advance as we make the world a better place.