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BOOKS! Campaign 

Kenya's primary schools receive 35-50¢ per child per term for textbooks
and class readers.

Total government support for schools = $1.90 per child per year
Cost of one Math book = $6.50

The problem is in the math.

BOOKS! campaign is dedicated to supplying critical learning materials for our 23 partner schools. Your contributions make a visible difference. Performance scores are rising. Enrollment has increased. Girls are staying in school. We are helping to improve the futures of an entire generation.

This year, we target core subject textbooks: MATH, SCIENCE and ENGLISH.

All donations through May 15th will be dedicated to this special BOOKS! campaign.

Our goal: 10 copies of core subject textbooks per school

Your help will make a world of difference for Kendu Bay children.

 

Water

WHAT WE DO
We improve hygiene and sanitation by working with local communities at 23 partner schools in Nyakongo zone to construct gender-sensitive latrines.  Access to secure and private latrines improves girls' school attendance, health and promotes self-esteem.


THE SITUATION
Lack of privacy from poor latrine facilities discourages girls' school attendance during their menses.  Shared facilities and broken doors fail to protect a girl's privacy.  To avoid humiliation, adolescent girls avoid coming to school during their monthly menses, thus missing up to one week per month. 


HELP GIRLS & THEIR SCHOOLS                                                                                                   

Old latrines   Warao Primary school has only one door for girls.  At Ngeta Primary, both boys and girls must share the few available doors after the boys' latrine collapsed. 

                                 New latrine at Kital Primary School

Kital



WHERE HELP IS NEEDED:

CONSTRUCTION OF GIRLS' LATRINES
Target schools: 2 remaining primary schools in our zone
Student population served: 520 girls
Goal: $1,500/school

 

HOW KSHP WATER & SANITATION PROGRAM WORKS
The construction of clean, gender-sebnsitive latrines for girls furthers our goal to elevate educational standards at local primary schools and specifically to address barriers that affect girls. School communities seeking project benefits submit application and sign a Partnership Agreement contribution of funds, labor and/or materials.

BY THE NUMBERS
  5,400 girls at 21 primary schools now benefit from NEW hygienic latrines.
2010 - constructed new girls latrines at Manyuwanda, Pier-Got, Ongalo, Kogembo and Otok Primary schools
2011 - new latrines at Bongia, Kital, Awach, Migingo, Achuth and Warao Primary schools
2012 - new latrines at Alego, Kibugu and Ngeta Primary schools
2013 - new latrines at Rongo Nyagowa, Lieta, and Omuga Primary schools
2015 - new latrines at Osika and Kimira Primary schools
2016 - new latrines at Mango and Simbi Primary schools

OUR 2017 GOAL
To build girls latrines at the remaining 2 partner schools: Nyakach and Yala Primary schools

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