Akamba Aid Fund

AAFTwikoli/Wikimuu Water/Health/Education Project

Our primary objective is to improve the general health and welfare for these two communities by providing access to Water, Health care and improved Education for the 'early years age group'.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1083554)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,000

Amount raised

£16,655

Donations

26

    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Hospitals/HospicesHospitals/Hospices
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

Location

Situation

At present these two communities have no access to a reliable water source. Women and children have to walk many kms to buy or collect water from seasonal wells or the riverbed. The nearest Health Care Clinic is 25 kms away. These two factors alone lead to a poor level of general health and well-being. There is a specific need to improve the existing facilities for 130 children in early years education, at present housed in mud & thatch structures with earth floors - and no proper toilets

Solution

This will be achieved by the construction of two earth catchment dams to store surface run offs during heavy rains. The construction of a small clinic to serve both communities and two new classrooms with toilets at Twikoli & Wikimuu Nursery Schools. These classrooms will also be used as meeting rooms by the communities to form Women's Groups to assist with training in Sanitation and Health Education. This will lead to a healthier and more productive community.