Water Harvesting Project

To provide equipment to collect & store fresh clean water for the school


As part of the Sustainable Development Challenge, a group of grade 11 students from Kelowna, BC, are finding a solution for the Hope Gateway School in Nairobi, Kenya. Their overall objective is to help the school gain access to safely managed drinking water.


The school currently has no running water. They purchase water at the market and carry it back to the school. Sometimes this involves a 2-3 km walk. The water is often unclean.


Angelee Dofeliz, Melanie Ramos and Julia Stevenson strive to implement a dual water system that is comprised of rooftop rainwater harvesting and piping that transports city water to the school. Their plan provides filtered water, holding containers and piping materials. Their system
is a realistic solution to a desperate problem.


Let's support the young women and men of the next generation by giving them the opportunity to flourish with access to clean water. 


Find out more about Hope Gateway School here.....

Fundraiser Updates

  • We are over the moon to share the news from the Hope Gateway school. They have fresh, clean water at their school.

    Thanks to the amazing team of Julia, Mel and Angelee, their participation in the Sustainable Development Challenge, and wonderful, generous donors, the school now has mains water pumped to a large holding tank. Filters were taken by hand from Kelowna to make sure the water is safe to drink. No more walking miles to carry heavy loads of unclean water.

    As our engineer, who so kindly took the filters to Kenya, said "water sickness is probably a thing of the past here".

    What joy!

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KENYA - Hope Gateway Education Center

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