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Project information

Sanitisation for the overcrowded site.

The orphans and street children from the slums of the Nyawita region in Kisumu Kenya are currently being housed and educated on a rented site. Temporary buildings have been erected and they are in need of more sanitary conditions-water and toilet facilities are necessary to accommodate the pupils.

January 2018 - February 2018

Charity information: C4c (Citizens4change)

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  • Need


    The school will be closed down if the authorities do not see adequate sanitation. This is an urgent position to rectify.


    By providing basic needs, improving facilities and encouraging a better working environment.
    c4c believe in providing the material means in which the community can thrive. by providing good facilities, buildings resources etc. we attract some fee-paying Kenyans to contribute to the running costs of their own projects. Life centre School (despite poor conditions in the past) has achieved results that put them in the top 10 for their region-this attracts those who can afford.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Improve the facilities of the site of the Life Centre Primary School by putting in more toilets.


    » The school premises need proper plumbing and toilets to continue their work. We need to raise money for this.
    » In July we were told all pupils at the school need lockable desks-currently only class 8 have been provided with these.

    What success will look like

    By building the toilets next year and improving the site.

  • Impact


    The long-term effect would be the prosperity of the project in terms of attracting a mix of needy and able pupils meaning the project becomes self-sustaining.
    Better facilities would greatly improve their performance and standing within the community.
    This is currently being jeopardised by poor facilities.


    Bad workmanship, overpriced quotes from cowboy builders.
    c4c have worked gaining trust and checking costs (one of our trustees is in the building industry) with one building company and can vouch for the work being undertaken wisely and within a suitable budget.


    We take photos and oversee the work ourselves. Many of our regular givers, and customers at the shop follow progress on our face book page.
    We intend to open a new page for people who wish to connect with our charity and coffee shop to keep them updated.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £4,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £400 Pipes Plumbing pipework
      £77 Bends U bends in pipes
      £560 Brick Curvings Rebuilding work
      £250 31 bgs cement Building works
      £120 Water Connetion Municipal Water line connection
      £1,800 Equipment Toilets, valves, joints and fitments
      £413 Trenching Entry Holes Casual Workforce
      £380 Plumber Expertise of builder
  • Background


    Tomboya Estate, Kisumu, Kenya, Africa. The location is adjacent to some of the most deprived slums in Kenya. We have been working there since 2008 and have provided a safe haven and school for the local children.


    The street children that we rescue from the rubbish dumps. These are mainly young children 2 - 5 who have been abandoned and without our help have no hope of an education and a way out of their poverty trap.
    We have now attempted to bridge the gap for high school high-achievers who cannot afford the cost of going on to high school. many of our original children from 2008 have now achieved high scores in their national exams.
    This has put pressure on the school site.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are established in Kisumu with over 8 years of working closely with these street children. We also provide an excellent education opportunity with a growing reputation of excellence in the Kisumu area.
    Life Centre School achieved amazing results putting them within the top 10 schools of the area.
    James and Alice Samo, our Kenyan workers, have worked hard proving they can achieve sustainability with the right support. They already have fee-paying pupils and aim to be self-sustaining soon.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    James Samo

    Our school manager who lives in Kisumu and who deals with all capital projects. He also rescues the children from the rubbish tips and streets

    Alice Samo

    Alice is the school administrator and is responsible for running the education programme for all out children

Why we need better sanitation


Toilet and fittings.

(When parents of newly-graduated pupils from neighbouring schools arrived at Life Centre primary site, as they were impressed with the results and wanted help as they couldn't afford High School high fees...he replied simply: "They have no where to sit!"

James Samo-Life Centre School Manager