Water for Kids Winners of CIEH Excellence Award

CATEGORY | Best Environmental Health Project
WINNER | Water for Kids and CIEH North East Region
The CIEH North East Region raised money to deliver a sustainable environmental health project in Kenya. It partnered with Water for Kids and provided safe drinking water, facilities and water for hand washing and hygiene education for the first time in four remote primary schools. The effectiveness of the project in terms of reduction in school absences continues to be monitored locally and reported.

“We have worked as Environmental Health professionals all of our working lives and can say .. the time we spent in Kenya has given us the most job satisfaction we’ve ever had.  It took us firmly back to the Environmental Health basics of public health and sanitation… It’s a terrible injustice that so many people don’t have access to safe water and the reasons behind this are complex and many.”