Health and Water Foundation (HWF) run a programme called Integrated Development Approach through Training and Infrastructure to Improve Education, Health, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Manga Cluster Area in Lake Victoria Region, Kenya. The programme has many aspects, but a large section is based around children’s education. In total there are twelve schools which were supported by the project.
Overall 12 schools have been rehabilitated, there have been 25 new classrooms constructed and new desks bought in for both pupils and teachers, this also includes replacements of old, dilapidated desks. Quality control checks are conducted three times a year to make ascertain usability and quality of construction works. Teachers are provided with both training and incentives (as salaries are not paid by the government) in order for the children to receive the best education possible.
HWF has also made education more accessible. In order to improve access to the different schools, the project improved 1km of public roads to the schools. Each of the schools receive a recreational pack and two educational kits including educational charts and pencils annually, as well as story books in different languages. Every child who attends the school is given a rechargeable LED light to enable the child to study at home, and all schools are provided with a generator in order to recharge the lights. Parents, Teachers and children are taught how to use the lights in order to make best use of them. HWF has also made school more accessible to girls, as sanitary pad packs are provided within all schools.