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March 2014

Safe Water 6 Project
Another Kenyan community can drink water safely

Children collecting water Opening Children Playing

Another community in western Kenya's Siaya district has access to filtered drinking water, following the completion of another project through the Council-administered Tweed Kenya Mentoring Program (TKMP).

The program's Safe Water 6 project, undertaken by Tweed Shire Council Construction Engineer Bob Hanby and Acting Media Officer Scott Green, included construction of a water filtration kiosk at Manyasi Dam.

A grand opening on 6 March, attended by the Siaya Governor and several Government Ministers, officially launched the kiosk, the fourth constructed through TKMP by Council staff volunteering their time.

Robert and Scott were in Kenya from 23 February to 10 March for Safe Water 6, which also involved filming for a documentary of TKMP.

Scott has now embarked on many hours of editing to produce the documentary, which will outline the program's history, each of its projects and the communities who have benefited.

As part of the visit, the pair inspected each of the projects undertaken by the previous delegations of Council staff. They met with representatives of the water kiosks at the Tinga, Ochillo and Gona dams, to discuss future maintenance work, as well as the toilet block at Kubar Primary School.

For more photos of Kenya's Siaya district, go to the Photo Gallery.

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