Shower Up

by CNG in Turasha Secondary School

We did it
On 16th October 2017 we successfully raised £51,274 with 92 supporters in 35 days

Be a part of it. Be the change. Shower up! An opportunity to be able to improve health, education & infrastructure through renewable energy

by CNG in Turasha Secondary School

New stretch target

If we are capable of exceeding our target, then any further funds will be put into an additional shower block for these students at Turasha Secondary School. We intend to give these students the best opportunity in life, so the better infrastructure we can develop at the school, the better opportunity we have of doing so! 


Shower Up - Changing the lives of 600 students in Kenya.

 

Be a part of it. Be the change. Shower up!

 

“The people crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do.”

- Steve Jobs



It started with a desire to change the world - through energy, through education and by simply doing the right thing. We’ve been doing that in our corner of the energy industry for some time, but we’re taking that drive out into the world in a bigger way than ever before!

What?: Raise funds to build solar-powered shower blocks for school pupils in Kenya.

Why?: Because that will change the lives of more than 600 young people...and on our quest to change the face of energy and, energy education, we think that’s a great start.

CNG are already working on a renewables project here in the UK, providing solar power to an innovative eco-school, because we think energy and education go hand in hand.

We had always hoped, long-term, to take our renewables ideologies and passion overseas, but when we were introduced to Will Ellis, a Management Consultant specialising in connecting UK companies with ‘in need’ projects in Africa, we knew we’d be moving quicker than first thought!

Will was able to use his expertise and connections to link our project plans with a school in Kenya. Turasha Boarding School houses over 600 pupils and due to lack of Government funding and intake pressures, some of the school’s facilities are at breaking point. This is especially true of the student shower blocks. The buildings are dilapidated and the water runs cold, meaning the children are facing health issues as a result.   

Kelsey, Turasha Secondary School, Form 4 - ''You can see that our bathrooms are not only cold and disorganised, but they have really bad drainage.'' ''This causes them to flood and we get really bad skin infections.''

 

The project...

Inspired and confident this was the project we could really make a difference with, we’ve scoured the internet (and the globe) to help this school meet the needs of its pupils. We’ve been hard at work seeking out the best local Kenyan organisations to help us make this happen. We now have a shipping container specialist ready to fit out two incredible 40ft shower blocks. This helps the kids, but it means we can put the money back into the local economy too.

The ball is rolling (pretty fast)! Ellis Hall from our renewables team has already been out to Kenya - along side Will Ellis (we know, confusing!) to meet suppliers and get the project started. This is where we need you. On this page, you’ll be able to find out more about the rewards we’ll be giving to our generous backers, of which we hope you’ll be one!

In completing this project, we will be learning how to scale this solution, creating a ‘plug in and play’ offering to roll out to other schools and communities, helping hundreds, if not thousands of people in the process - all thanks to solar power and shipping containers.

We also hope this will be the ideal way to educate and inspire the young energy users of the future here, in the UK; more on that in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for updates and more news on our work with Turasha by following us @CNG_Ltd and on LinkedIn.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

An eternally grateful Thanks from CNG for getting involved!

£25 or more

£25 Reward

A Thank You postcard from the Headteacher, Jane at Turasha Secondary School

£100 or more

£100 Reward

A personal Thank You letter from one of the 600 students that attend Turasha Secondary School along with the postcard from Jane.

£250 or more

12 of 24 claimed

£250 Reward

An opportunity to sponsor one of the 24 showers that we will be installing. You will receive a limited edition 1 of 24 framed certificate that you can showcase proudly. You will also have your name printed on our Shower Up Wall of Fame, here at CNG Towers.

£500 or more

2 of 24 claimed

£500 Reward

Twin your shower with one at Turasha Secondary School. You will receive a limited edition 1 of 24 framed certificate stating the longitude and latitude of the schools shower along with a plaque that will be installed into the shower you desire to be twinned. You will also have your name printed on our Shower Up Wall of Fame, here at CNG Towers.

£1,000 or more

1 of 12 claimed

£1,000 Reward

There are 12 opportunities to be able to 'Power a Shower' with solar. This reward is the chance to sponsor a solar panel to help power these showers and provide the hot water for the 600 students at the school. You will receive a framed certificate along with 1 of 12 personalised solar panel awards. You will also have your name printed on our Shower Up Wall of Fame, here at CNG Towers.

£5,000 or more

1 of 2 claimed

£5,000 Reward

For super exclusivity, sponsor a container! There are only 2 of these available, and for your sponsorship, you will not only receive a certificate, a letter and postcard from the school but a canvas print of the shipping containers with your company’s logo on it. You will also receive a video thank you from some of the students at the school! You will also have your name printed on our Shower Up Wall of Fame, here at CNG Towers.

£50,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£50,000 Reward

An all expenses paid trip to Kenya to be the honorary sponsor of the project. You will come with us to visit the school and open the 2 new shower blocks! Along with this you will have a plaque with your name on that will be placed onto the shower blocks and you will also have another plaque in CNG towers stating your invaluable involvement in a life changing project for 600 students. Oh and obviously experience the wildlife surrounding Nairobi.

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