Members of the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) recently installed a 10,000 litre water tank for the Simama Project in Nanyuki.
This project seeks to help underprivileged youths get off the streets by offering them the opportunity to study for their future. Simama has a transition home that provides meals and accommodation in a relaxed loving environment.
Installing the 10,000 litre water tank is part of BATUK’s commitment towards expanding local communities’ ability to harvest water through tanks, dams and boreholes as part of the Mount Kenya Ewaso Water Partnership.
Mount Kenya Ewaso Water Partnership
Launched in October 2016, the Mount Kenya Ewaso Water Partnership—MKEWP— is a partnership of public, private and civil society organisations committed to socially acceptable, economically favourable and environmentally sustainable management of water resources in the Ewaso Ng’iro North Catchment area.
Spearheaded by the County Government of Laikipia and Mount Kenya Growers Group, and supported by the Kenya 2030 Water Resources Group, the partnership will provide a mechanism by which water access, use, management and conservation can be addressed in the Upper Ewaso Ng’iro North Catchment area—an area of approximately 15,000 square kilometres, through collective actions that balance the social, economic and environmental demands on water resources equitably.