The impact of safe drinking water in Kenya
Children outside Naipa Primary School are now easily accessing water with their water cups and water bottles.
Prior to the installation of the solar powered water system, students were required to walk long distances just to access clean water. As a result, many students struggled to concentrate, and found it difficult to stay in school.
“ “We were affected terribly. In 2017, we
only had 97 students because so many had
dropped out. Now, the school is back up to
394 students and grades are improving” ”
UNICEF understands and continues to prioritise the supply of safe drinking water to keep children safe from preventable diseases. Not only is clean water crucial to keeping a community safe and healthy, but it is also key for improving children’s education and performance in school.