ST. FRANCIS GIRLS SCHOOL
WATER AND SANITATION PROJECT
We raised $25,700.00 for ten 10,000-liter water catchment tank systems, eight toilets, roofing on bathrooms, and one community garden. Sister Rosita Aranita, CSJ, family and friends donated funds for one water catchment system in honor of her beloved sister Sophie who passed away in 2015. This project helped 420 students, 25 teachers, and 16 non-teaching personnel.
BACKGROUND OF SCHOOL PROJECT
Francis Nyangajo Secondary School with dormitories in Kanyahiang offers affordable education and housing for 420 female students, many of them orphans. The school’s infrastructure is in crisis. In May, half of the toilets collapsed leaving only 9 functional toilets. The school also lacked safe water. The girls ferried water in buckets a kilometer uphill from the Awach River, a river that is contaminated with water borne diseases, mainly Typhoid.
SIGNIFICANT NEED IDENTIFIED
The school needed larger tanks to harvest rainwater. Bathrooms were in need of roofs, floor improvements and showers. A community garden was needed to provide fresh vegetables for the students to eat. The students who were not able to pay tuition could work in the garden to help pay for their education.