Well Aware is partnering with The Nobelity Project on a new water well in Ol Moran. In this community, people wait in line for hours to retrieve water from the only kiosk they have. This is not enough to supply the community, who is struggling with the intense drought hitting Kenya and the ethnic conflicts that have ensued throughout the Laikipia area.
The girls pictured here are students from Ol Moran Primary School, which will be served by this project with a direct water line under the road. The school serves 433 primary pupils as well as 103 pre-school pupils.
At Ol Moran Secondary School across the street, which serves 414 students, conditions have improved greatly since the first water system was implemented. The Nobelity Project has also provided a new chemistry lab and will finish a classroom block, library and computer lab in the coming months. This secondary school is doing remarkably well and provides a great ray of hope for the Laikipia area.
This joint water project is incredibly important - it will provide more lasting support for the schools and the community as a whole.
Total population: 2,500+