Shadrack (Sheddy) Nyawa

Rotary Club of Kilifi, Kenya

    Project Title: Rotary Club of Kilifi Water and Sanitation

    Innovation: Traveling to hard-to-reach schools in the Ganze district of Kenya to identify those most in need of new toilets and health/hygiene education.

    Description: Waiting in long lines to use inadequate toilet facilities cuts into the learning time for children in the more than 76 primary schools in the Ganze district. Nyawa travels on poorly-maintained dirt roads to conducts assessments for district and global grants that help his Rotary club select the best schools to receive new toilets. He maintains liaison with the local contractor to ensure work is completed and properly documented. Prior to that, Nyawa founded Gedi Community Development Initiative to mentor kids to stay in school and not take part in the beach boy/girl trade prevalent in their resort area.