Kipawa Christmas Appeal-Oaklands Toilets

Total raised

from a target of £7,500.00

Total raised (+ Gift Aid)


TThank you for giving to our 2016 Christmas Appeal to provide decent, safe, hygienic toilets for the boys and girls at Oaklands school in Ruiru, Kenya. 

The lack of toilets and decent sanitation in Kenya and in other countries across the world, is a very serious health issue.

Throughout the world,

- 2.4 billion people live without improved sanitation (World Health Organization (WHO)/UNICEF 2015). 

- One in ten people has no choice but to defecate in the open (WHO/UNICEF 2015).

- Diarrhoea caused by poor sanitation and unsafe water kills 315,000 children every year (WAS-Hwatch 2016).

- Disease transmission at work, mostly caused by poor sanitation and hygiene practices, causes 17% of all workplace deaths (International Labour Organization (ILO) 2003).

- Loss of productivity due to illnesses caused by lack of sanitation and poor hygiene practices is estimated to cost many countries up to 5% of GDP (Hutton 2012)

One of the first projects Kipawa undertook at Mukuyu School was to rebuld the toilet blocks. The headteacher still says that this was one of the most important interventions we have made in the school in the five years we have worked with them. The toilets are still very basic but they are clean and safe.

Our Kipawa Christmas Appeal

We have been so pleased in 2016 to have begun working with a second primary school in the Ruiru area - Oaklands School. Oaklands School is a more rural school than Mukuyu and is on a coffee plantation. The school's buildings and facilities are in a fairly run-down state, much like Mukuyu was five years ago.

The toilets are in such a bad state - the back wall has collapsed - that they can't be used. This means that the children have to use the bush, which is unsanitary and, particularly for the girls, unsafe.

How can you help?

This Christmas we would love to give the gift of new, safe toilets to the children at Oaklands School. It will cost around £7,500 to build two new toilet blocks for the girls and boys at Oaklands School but whatever little you can give will go a long way to helping.

Select the amount you wish to give

£10.00  Give £10

£20.00  Give £20

£50.00  Give £50

£100.00  Give £100

Total donations: £610.00




Keep going!

Mr & Mrs Ted Rodger


£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

Duncan & Charlotte


£50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)

Bill Stevenson


£100.00 (+ £25.00 giftaid)

Stephen Donkin


£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

David Jones


£100.00 (+ £25.00 giftaid)

Happy Christmas! From C, D, S & R xxx



£10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)

Keep up the good work



£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

Donation instead of office Christmas cards.

The Hudsons


£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)



£10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)