American YouTuber MrBeast says he drilled 52 boreholes in Kenya, built bridges

American YouTuber MrBeast says he drilled 52 boreholes in Kenya, built bridges

A screengrab of MrBeast drilling a borehole in Kenya.

American YouTube star MrBeast has said he drilled 52 boreholes in Kenya to provide water to communities and schools lacking clean drinking water. 

MrBeast, a content creator with the most subscribers on YouTube, flew to Kenya, documented the building of the wells, and interacted with students and communities.

He says that the initiative is part of his mission to build 100 wells across Africa, to enable access to clean water for all people. 

In the video shared on his YouTube channel, MrBeast said some of the areas where he drilled the boreholes include a school in Nairiri, Meru county. 

He says the 100 wells he is building are going to give half a million people access to fresh drinking water.

Apart from drilling the boreholes, MrBeast could be seen installing water tanks and piping the water for easy access. 

In another episode, he is also seen in a classroom equipped with computers, and he said it is part of his efforts to make learning accessible for all. He also donated balls and built bookshelves in some other schools. 

MrBeast further said he came across a wooden bridge that posed danger to residents, and said he would build it. 

The video shared 12 hours ago has already garnered over 30 million views on YouTube. 

From Kenya, he flew down to Zimbabwe and then to Uganda, Somalia and Cameroon where he says he built more boreholes and did other projects. 

At the time of publishing, Citizen Digital could not independently verify MrBeast's philanthropic projects in Kenya. 

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