Adopt a School Initiative

Adopt a School Initiative was started during the COVID-19 pandemic to support schools to comply with rules and regulations by offering technical support and WASH commodities. A case study of how this was started can be found when opening the following link. Adopt a School Initiative

Ombaka Primary School – Kisumu County

SWAP continued to give support to Ombaka Primary School.

The school is situated in flood prone area in Nyando Sub County SWAP visited this school monthly and has supported with hand washing stations, ceramic filters, liquid soap, building of a kitchen, installment of clean cook stoves, food items, sanitary pads for eligible girls and uniforms for selected students. Water quality tests were also done.

Jamilo School – Kisumu County

A private school supported by the Children Left Behind Foundation from the Netherlands, whose members requested.

SWAP to do an assessment which included water quality testing. With the findings priority items were procured such as sanitary pads, menstrual bins, hand washing stations, liquid soap among others. SWAP trained the teachers on the school health policies and a school health club was formed and trained as well.

Dunga Primary School – Kisumu County

The school children received biodegradable sanitary pads before the school holidays.

Sihay Primary School – Siaya County

Sihay Primary School was in pathetic state and at risk of closure,but a former alumni did substantial fund raising and the school underwent a major transformation. SWAP visited the school for an assessment and all new toilets were fitted with SATO Pan and Stool to keep flies, smells and pathogens away.

Rawinji and St Charles Kaoko Primary Schools -Homabay County

SWAP was assigned by Rotary Sagam to be independent assessors in a Rotary Oakland funded WASH program of borehole drilling and building and improvement of sanitation blocks. SWAP became part of a technical committee. Several documents were reviewed and site visits made for inspection ensuring quality and standards of work by contractors. SWAP did chemical analysis of water drilled. A ground breaking ceremony was held at the two schools attended by the Deputy Governor of Homa Bay, Ministry of Health, Water and Education officials, Rotarians and SWAP.

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