About this project

Setup at a school located in a poor/ rural community with no working tap water system.  where school-going children have to walk long distances  so as to secure water for their families before/ after going to school causing absenteeism and resulting to school drop-outs.

A Water Kiosk at School is a (primary) school-based and students-managed business selling clean tap water to community residents at an affordable price. It consists of financing a community school to set up onsite water kiosk with sustainable products for the students to transport tap water from school to their homes. A water kiosk at school is both an educational and profitable business teaching the students business and entrepreneurial skills, and generating much-needed income for schools. It provides practical education bridging the gap between school and work. And contribute to development of the community.

* A water kiosk at school  is characterised by the fellowing environment friendly products developed in partnership with Join the Pipe Foundation:

·       WATER SAVING TAP STATION - Our water stations not only provide clean drinking water but also save water. No water is wasted with our auto-stop tap! They are also vandal resistant

·       DRIP TAPS for HAND WASHING FACILITIES -We build hand washing sinks to prevent waterborne illnesses to spread. Drip taps technology reduces 90% of water usage!

·       WATER BOTTLES -  We provide refillable water bottles for the children to drink from. Our refillable bottles are made of BPA-free plastic .

·       JERRY CARRY KARTS - These Jerry Carry Karts reduce the physical injury from constant lifting and carrying heavy loads of water on heads of the children.

Goals and Objectives

The objective is to Set up a water kiosk at school model at  Ongoro Primary school  (Oyugis, Kenya)to provide clean tap water  to 580 students of 6 – 14 years  and the general Ongoro community residents of about  2000 people which include school teachers and parents at affordable price.

Expected result

The multiple benefits associated with a  water kiosk at school for students, school and community residents  include:

Financially :

-        The microcredit project for schools with a sustainable business model, creating money for WASH activities in school.

-        A business model that allows funds to be redeployed to additional schools in need.

Improved Sanitation And Health :

-        All sanitation facilities are improved around the school, the money from the water kiosk is used to purchase soap and toilet paper for the school children.

-        Jerry carry karts reduce the physical injury from constant lifting and carrying heavy loads of water on the heads of the children.

Education And Capacity Development :

-        Increased school attendance as children no longer need to absent themselves from school to secure water for their families.

-        Work experience for students through the running the water kiosk. They learn about teamwork, commitment, leadership and responsibility.

Socioeconomic Opportunity:

-        Children are able to transport water to their own homes straight from school.

-        Increased safety as children do not have to go to remote and dangerous places to fetch water.

Sustainable Development Goals
01. No poverty 04. Quality education 06. Clean water and sanitation
About me / organisation
Venuste Kubwimana

Named 2018 Africa’s top 50 Innovators. Venuste Kubwimana has been Secretary General of International Transformation Foundation since 2009. He is a youth activist and social entrepreneur. In 2017, his work was recognized for “Youth 4 South” solutions organized by the UN office for South to South Cooperation; and “Education Business Plan Competition” at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2016, was selected as Global Citizen Youth Advocate and the American Express Emerging Innovators East Africa Cohort and was nominated for the Nelson Mandela-Graça Machel Innovation Awards. In 2015, He was a Guest Speaker at Africa Prosperity Summit in Dar es Salaam.
See more about him :www.venustekubwimana.net

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