Nduriri Community Project
Love for service and a desire to empower the community was incentive enough for members of the Rotary Club of Nairobi Lang’ata and friends visit the Nduriri Secondary School, Kiambu County and hand over a Water Harvesting Project on 8th February 2020.
Nduriri is a remote countryside village located in the hilly area of Kijabe which is about 65km North East of Nairobi. The Rotary convoy of about 50 Rotarians navigated picturesque hills carpeted with tea plantations and clusters of homesteads amid poor, narrow roads.
Sanitary pads, notepads, dairy products and clothes donated by Rotarians of goodwill
Rotary Club of Lang’ata planted 1000 seedlings to help funds for the school’s new roof
Installation of gutters and water tanks to harvest rainwater
Quenching the Nduriri Community
The Water Harvesting project worth £3,100.00 came to life in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Dunfermline-Scotland. It was driven by the vision that students would focus more on their academic progress instead of their dreaded shift at carrying a 20-litre jerrican of water up the steep, 45 degree, 300m hill from the stream.
The invigorating Water Project would ensure that students are less fatigued by carrying water and more energized to study. It would refresh their self-confidence as they observed personal hygiene while studying in a sanitary environment with less fears of waterborne diseases. It would revitalize the teachers and quench their desires for better grades. Nduriri would thrive with a more productive, happier, healthier community.
During the handover, the visitors and school community comprising teachers, students and parents congregated at the hall where one speaker after another took to the stage to motivate the over 100 students present. Donations of sanitary pads, notepads, dairy products and clothes from Rotarians of goodwill were also presented during the session. The Rotary Club of Nairobi Lang’ata President, Michael Kimani then officially placed the project in the hands of the humble, soft-spoken yet tough Principal of the School, Mr. Asava. This ushered the Rotarians and Rotaractors alike to break out and interact more intimately with smaller groups of students and teachers and share their nuggets of wisdom.