Posted by Ruth Wambui
The Low-Cost Borewells Project aims at providing readily available clean water to 10 primary schools within Embu West Sub-County.  The project will ensure that learner's in these schools will no longer have to travel long distances to fetch water for drinking while in school.  The water provided will ensure a clean learning environment.  With adequate water, the schools will plant fruit trees and vegetables to supplement the feeding program and ensure the learners have a balanced diet.  The project has established hand wash stations outside the classrooms thus enhancing the "Hand Washing" campaign.
The project has so far reached 5,500 learners in 10 primary schools and has established vegetable and fruit gardens in every school. The project is funded with $33,317 from the Rotary Club of Billericay Uk in partnership with the Rotary Club of Basildon Uk, Rotary Club of Alba Italy, Rotary Club of Beausobeit France, and the Rotary Foundation.  The Anglican Church of Kenya Embu Diocese Education Department and the Ministry of Education. To know more about the clubs you may visit and