Sphere One is installing a solar-powered bore-hole well at a primary school in Kenya. The reduction in carbon emissions is just one of the benefits.
Mara knows that the water from the river is contaminated. But she drinks it anyway when she’s at Oloolaimutia Primary School. Three days a week, when she and more than 1400 other students don’t have access to clean water at school, they walk to the river to fill their buckets.
When Oloolaimutia’s schoolchildren have to travel to the river, they don’t just lose time for learning. They can lose their lives to diseases like typhoid and cholera that infect the river water. Even wildlife such as hippopotamus attacks threaten the children when they go to the river. Clean drinking water is a human right, and the lack of it disproportionately affects children.Donate Now
For children in one of the most remote regions in Kenya, Oloolaimutia offers a transformative education. But most of them already walk miles to school, and the detour to the river adds several hours to the trip. With their school day shortened, they miss invaluable hours in the classroom. Because they lack access to clean drinking water, Oolaimutia’s students also lack full access to the benefits of education.Donate Now
Sphere One is working with the Maasai community on a solution. With local partners we are drilling building a solar-powered borehole-well at the school, which will provide students with safe, clean, easily accessible water. With more time to learn and fewer risks to their health, they’ll be in a better position to thrive in school and life.Donate Now
New opportunities for learning will spring from the well. Using its technology, teachers will offer lessons on solar energy, electricity, and engineering. So Oloolaimutia’s students will get a jump start on STEM education, which is crucial to success in the modern world.Donate Now
Drilling the well is a partnership between Sphere One, the school, Maasai elders, and parents. That partnership builds a commitment to the well that will last long after Sphere One leaves. The children of the Oloolaimutia Primary School are guaranteed an abundant supply of fresh, clean water for years to come.Donate Now