Safe Water for Schools Initiative

Kenya

AKP Project Since 2017

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AKP provides Maasai schools with access to safe drinking water

Overview

Suffering from avoidable health problems has become a tragic way of life in developing countries. Millions of people are challenged by the burden of infectious disease, malnutrition, and health complications simply because they do not have access to clean drinking water. Together with our guests, AKP is working toward eliminating these problems in Kenya, among Maasai children — a demographic whose health inequalities continue to be persistent and pervasive.

In 2017, AKP started the Safe Water for Schools Initiative to introduce sustainable, non-invasive means to acquire clean water for Maasai students.  The program brings the LifeStraw community filter, a high-volume water purifier designed to deliver safe drinking water, to schools in the Masai Mara. The filter’s hollow fiber purification technology converts contaminated water into safe drinking water by removing a minimum of 99.9999% of bacteria, 99.999% of viruses and 99.99% of protozoan parasites. It prevents waterborne diseases common in Africa, such as diarrhea, typhoid, cholera, worms, and cryptosporidiosis. To date, AKP has delivered clean drinking water to more than 7,000 students in 11 Maasai schools.

Visit this Project

Visit with the students and staff of Enkereri Primary School, learning how the local community has partnered with A&K Philanthropy to expand the school’s facilities, and provide the schoolchildren with eReaders, daily lunches and clean drinking water. After a tour of the school, marvel as LifeStraw® filter turns cloudy, contaminated water into pristine drinking water right before your eyes.

A&K can include a visit to local Maasai school on a Tailor Made Journey to the Masai Mara. Guests travelling on the Luxury Small Group Journeys The Great Migration Safari in StyleKenya and Tanzania Wildlife SafariKenya Safari in Style and Family Kenya and Tanzania Safari, as well as Signature Great Migration Safari and Signature Kenya and Tanzaniaalso visit local Maasai communities. Contact our offices in Australia, the UK or the USA for assistance in creating an itinerary just for you