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Rotary Club installs solar-powered borehole in Kajiado

Rotary Club installs solar-powered borehole in Kajiado


Monday April 15, 2024

KNA by Rop Janet

Children living with disabilities at the AIC Child Care Centre in Kajiado can now wave goodbye to water shortage problems that have bedeviled them for years.

This is after the Rotary Club of Nairobi Thika Road, installed a solar-powered borehole at the institution to enable them to have access to enough water for irrigation and domestic use.

Addressing the press after launching the water project, Rotary Club 9212 District Governor Leonard Ikao, revealed that the institution previously had challenges accessing water and that the borehole will impact positively on the lives of the children and the surrounding community.

Ikao noted that Rotary was focused on creating a lasting change in the lives of the less privileged members of the community and they had embarked on several sustainable projects to make a difference in their lives.

“We are focusing on creating a lasting change in the community and that is why we have embarked on several water and sanitation projects to ensure everyone has access to water for domestic use,” he said.

Martin Njeru, President Rotary Club of Nairobi Thika Road, reiterated that water was a basic necessity and everyone must have access to water.

Njeru noted that the water project installed at the center was sustainable as it is solar-powered thus there will be no electricity costs incurred.

“The project is solar-powered thus it is sustainable. Water can be pumped for use in the farms without the fear of incurring huge electricity costs.” he said.

According to Duncan Sakimba, Director AIC Childcare Centre, the installation of the borehole has ensured that the children living with disability at the institution access water for their daily use without a hustle.

Sakimba added that the institution now has access to fresh vegetables from the half acre farm that is under irrigation thus lowering the cost of buying food.

“We started farming on half an acre of land where we grow vegetables for use at the centre. The borehole has been a blessing to the institution and we no longer have to worry about water supply,” he said.

Courtesy; KNA

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