Students in Narok County Schools Take Part in Water Awareness Contest
Beginning with United Nations’ “World Water Day” on March 22, the Lee Brenneisen Foundation designed 3 team building contests for our schools. Over 3,000 students participated, with all receiving certificates of participation and winning teams taking home solar study lamps.
Students calculated the volume of water which can be collected from Schools roofs, and developed water conservation strategies. Individual students are engaged in a County-wide essay contest for developing a comprehensive school water and health program. Prizes include scholarships
The video was seen by more than 6,000 students.
In September 18, 2017, hurricane Maria, one of the strongest hurricanes in history, wiped out the island of Dominica. Winds exceded 200 miles per hour, leaving most buildings without roofs. Electricity will take years to restore.
In partnership with the Ministry of Education, the Lee Brenneisen Foundation identified children from 71 primary and secondary schools who had no electricity in their homes, and provided them with 4,000 solar study lamps.
The Lee Brenneisen Foundation, in partnership with 3rd WorldTech, rebuilt the water catchment area for Ol Donyo Nyokie primary school. It collects 270,000 liters of clean water, and gravity pushes it one kilometer to the school, providing clean water to 500 students.
After, we created a water reservoir with a capacity of 20,000,000 liters, for the Ol Donyo pastoralist community, benefiting 1,000 families in a 40 kilometer radius, with clean water for drinking, cooking and washing.