ANF improves children’s access to safe water

The Aqua Nirvana Foundation (ANF) are delighted to announce the completion of the water project at the Oleseara Children School in the Masai Mara, Kenya, which has given over 523 children and teachers the ability to access safe and clean drinking water whenever they like.

For the children at the Oleseara Children School water shortage used to be a daily struggle. Due to a pump failure both children and teachers were forced to fetch water from a nearby stream. The poor condition of the water has created numerous cases of hospitalisation, leaving the children unable to attend school due to waterborne diseases.

ANF has funded the installation of a new rain water harvesting system with pipelines, rain gutters and multiple storage tanks.

The first thing you notice about the Masai Mara region is its beauty. Lush with an ocean of golden grass, and it feels like a wonderful place to grow up. But the people in the Masai Mara know better. Unfortunately, Kenya’s natural water resources and water basins do not reach the whole country and priority is given to planned urban areas and wealthy rural communities.

ANF representative Robyn Parent said, “For the children and teachers here, clean and safe water has changed everything. With direct access to water, the new system minimises the risk of missing out on education due to sickness.”

Madame Branis, a teacher at the Oleseara Children School said, “We previously relied on a 10,000 litre tank to provide water for over 500 students and staff. With the support from the Aqua Nirvana Foundation we are now relying on 40,000 litres, which is such an improvement. Simple things like washing hands, something that was impossible before can now be a part of the children’s daily routine.”