The Jitegemee School is a community center located in Machakos, Kenya which serves approximately 200 local children as an alternative to life on the street and to help supplement difficult personal or family situations. The center provides a daily meal program to the children, as well as vocational training, job placement, tutoring, microloans, and health education. The Jitegemee School is run by a non-profit organization based in Boston, MA.
Composting Toilet Unit One of the new components on campus is a waste separating, composting toilet. This toilet is an important upgrade for the campus which currently has only one ventilated pit latrine-style unit that is shared by both male and female students. The new unit integrates very well into the overall sustainable plan for the campus – the compost it creates from 200 students will help to sustain an on-site tree farm, vegetable garden, and poultry house which are operated and maintained by the students, parents, and local community members. The potential to integrate methane collection will allow for this unit to supplement the meal program that provides lunch and breakfast daily for some 200 students.