African Promise

Toilets & clean water for primary schools in Kenya

Improving WASH (water, sanitation & hygiene) facilities, including toilets, washrooms, rainwater harvesting and hand-washing stations, in primary schools in rural Kenya to ensure they can meet the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of decent sanitation and water for all.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1122285)

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Championed by The Reed Foundation


  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls




Safe, clean and age-appropriate sanitation facilities are a basic human right for anyone but it is estimated that over 620 million children worldwide do not have access to basic sanitation services in school – the majority in sub-Saharan Africa. For many, this is combined with a lack of access to clean water for drinking and washing hands. For children, but girls especially, a lack of decent hygiene facilities discourages them from attending school and from completing their education.


A key focus of our work is to invest in WASH facilities to ensure that all our partner schools are equipped with sufficient, high-quality toilets and can provide basic water, sanitation and hygiene services. We construct Ventilated Improved Pit-Latrine (VIP) style toilets which include separate facilities for girls and boys and for different age groups and staff, and hand-washing facilities. We also install high-capacity rainwater harvesting systems.