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Meet Victor, Joel and Esther

Meet Victor, Joel and Esther

i) Victor Ochieng, Form three Fav Subject: Geography, Aspiration: Architect
ii) Joel Otinga, Class Eight, Fav Subject: Science, Aspiration: Engineer/Lawyer
iii) Esther Naliaka, Form two, Fav Subject: Science, Aspiration: Police Woman/Investigator

Victor Ochieng, is in Form Three at Lorna Waddington High School, having joined Galilee Primary School when he was 10 years old. As chair of the hygiene club and a full-time boarder at the school, Victor has seen the massive impact that a regular clean water supply has had.

Students are sick less often and now wash their hands after using the toilet, following the hand-washing stations built by Haki Water in early 2013. Students can now have regular baths and wash their clothes whenever they like. Making good hygiene practices quick and accessible have made Victor’s job a lot easier.
A constant supply of clean water has also improved the school environment, too. Victor is now able to dedicate more time and resources at the hygiene club to planting and watering new flowers and trees. Washing the classrooms is also now much easier.

Joel Otinga is a Class Eight student at Galilee Primary School, having started in Class One. Like Victor, he’s been able to experience the benefits that a treated water supply has had to the school and community.

Joel remembers suffering from rashes from untreated water, but these have now disappeared now that the borehole water is treated and clean water is readily available. Chances of sickness and disease have also dropped now that students are able to wash their plates properly. Joel is also delighted with the impact that Haki Water’s wall murals have had, giving simple tips on basic washing and hygiene skills and encouraging students to get better at looking after themselves and their environment.

Esther Naliaka is in Form 2 at St. Mathews School. She has grown up in the local community and attended Kwa Watoto before joining the High School. Esther is delighted with Haki Waters’ efforts to make the school a better and safer place. In particular, she welcomes the cleaning equipment that Haki Water has helped to provide.

Basic items such as brooms and dustbins have helped to improve the school’s sewage facilities and make the school more hygienic. This has proved really valuable to help developing a healthy and positive learning environment, enabling children to thrive.

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