Drilling 1 boreholes for Kalembo, a remote secondary to make them access to clean and safe water to over 505 students hence serve time used to walk 1 to 2 km fetching water. The only source of water they use is local dug wells which are open and easily s

Water_technician

Narrative

We planned the implementation of the project to start on 30th Nov.2008 and expected to be accomplished on 30th Jan. 2009. The actual situation is that the project started 16th Dec..2008 and accomplished on 15th March 2009. Water technician managed to accomplish the work as we planned but school community failed to complete pump house in time due to the fact that during the time when the project started, most of the school community were in leave almost up to the end of January 2009 when the school re-opened.

Project Implementation:
The project plan was intended to benefit 505 students but now over 722 people are benefiting from the water pump (100 people are the new students-form one enrolled this year, 17 are School staff members and 100 are community living around Kalembo Secondary school.

Activity planned to be done:
Several activities were planned to be done to reach goal. Among those activities included:
•Mobilizing school community
•Formation of Well maintenance Fund (WMF)
•Formation of Water Monitoring Committee(WMC)
•Transportation of building material
•Drilling tube well
•Construction of Pump House
•Conducting one day training on how to care, repair and maintain the well and sanitation and hygiene skills to school children
•Project monitoring
Mobilizing school community:
PADI managed to sensitize the head of school where he was given responsibility of organizing some of his staff team who could be responsible to support well technician, monitor the project by forming water monitoring committee (WMC) and Forming Wells Maintenance Fund (WMF). Basically he agreed with the plan and he did so. WMF valuing USD.79.74 and 10 people WMC has been formed and is supporting the project.

Pump parts and other building materials:
All building materials reached the site at right time soon after receiving funds. This enabled the water technician manage to install the pump in time and is working properly.

Drilling tube well, construction of slab and flumes:
Drilling tube well, construction of slab and flumes were all done in time and successfully. The yield of water in litters per hour is 1020 with depth of 25 meter. Further more we took a sample of water to Water Officer Lake Nyasa Basin for Physical and Chemical water Analysis. Report from the Water Officer was as following:

•Ph 6.3
•Turbidity 48.11 N.T.U
•Conductivity at 25 degree centigrade 135.3 us/cm
•Iron 0.13
•Manganese 0.609
•Sulphate 23
I) With the following remarks: ACID WATER BUT SOFTE
II) With the following recommendation: ANALYSED PARAMETERS WATER IS ACCEPTED FOR DOMESTIC USES

Construction of Pump house:
We planned the pump house to be constructed before 1st February 2009 instead the work has been accomplished on 15th March 2009 due to the fact that, construction of the wells started when most of the school community were on leave from Dec. 2008 to almost at the end of January 2009.For this reason they failed to meet the deadline.

Conducting one day Training:
The one day training on how to care and use the water for drinking and sanitation has been done to over 602 participants (Water Monitoring Committee, students and school staff). 10 Water Monitoring Committee received training for a single day while Students and other community attended one day sensitization meeting on sanitation.

Monitoring:
Project monitoring went well from the beginning to the end of the project by involving PADI Management team in collaboration with Water Monitoring Committee from school Community. Though the Water Monitoring Committee involved few members at the beginning of the work but the work went well.

A Message from the Students:
Kalembo Secondary School
P.BOX. 687,
Songea Ruvuma
Tanzania,East Africa.
We students of Kalembo Secondary school, we send our greetings of thanks to Blue Planet Run Foundation (BPRF), all our fellow Schools from USA, and all others who in one way or another have made us be able to accessing clean and safe water in our school. The bore hole you have built for us has reduced several problems we have been facing for more than 6 years. Among the problems we have been facing include:

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 15 Mar, 2009 Implementation Phase
    Iskaka Msigwa ( Tanzania Mission to the Poor and Disabled (PADI) ) 3 Months after start 18 Feb, 2009

    Letter from School Children

    Status: In-progress

    A Message from the Students:

    KALEMBO SECONDARY SCHOOL
    P.BOX. 687,
    SONGEA RUVUMA
    TANZANIA, EAST AFRICA

    We students of Kalembo Secondary school, we send our greetings of thanks to Blue Planet Run Foundation (BPRF), all our fellow Schools from USA, and all others who in one way or another have made us accessing Clean and safe water in our school. The bore hole you have build for us has reduced several problems we have been facing for more than 6 years now. Among the problems we have been facing include:

    - Loosing several period due to long distance moving to collect some water
    - Drinking un safe water for our health as we were fetching from local dug wells
    - School building construction was also tough as we traveled the same distance in order to get water for the work.
    - The same wells we used to collect some water we were sharing with animals like pigs and dogs

    Your assistance has made us free from above problems. We are now ensured with good health and improving our academic performance as most of our time will be used in academic issues.

    Thank you very much for considering our need.
    You’rs sincerely
    Eisha Shaban
    Head Girl.

  • Implementation Phase Project started on 30 Nov, 2008 Preparation Phase

Drilling 1 boreholes for Kalembo, a remote secondary to make them access to clean and safe water to over 505 students hence serve time used to walk 1 to 2 km fetching water. The only source of water they use is local dug wells which are open and easily s

Narrative

We planned the implementation of the project to start on 30th Nov.2008 and expected to be accomplished on 30th Jan. 2009. The actual situation is that the project started 16th Dec..2008 and accomplished on 15th March 2009. Water technician managed to accomplish the work as we planned but school community failed to complete pump house in time due to the fact that during the time when the project started, most of the school community were in leave almost up to the end of January 2009 when the school re-opened.

Project Implementation:
The project plan was intended to benefit 505 students but now over 722 people are benefiting from the water pump (100 people are the new students-form one enrolled this year, 17 are School staff members and 100 are community living around Kalembo Secondary school.

Activity planned to be done:
Several activities were planned to be done to reach goal. Among those activities included:
•Mobilizing school community
•Formation of Well maintenance Fund (WMF)
•Formation of Water Monitoring Committee(WMC)
•Transportation of building material
•Drilling tube well
•Construction of Pump House
•Conducting one day training on how to care, repair and maintain the well and sanitation and hygiene skills to school children
•Project monitoring
Mobilizing school community:
PADI managed to sensitize the head of school where he was given responsibility of organizing some of his staff team who could be responsible to support well technician, monitor the project by forming water monitoring committee (WMC) and Forming Wells Maintenance Fund (WMF). Basically he agreed with the plan and he did so. WMF valuing USD.79.74 and 10 people WMC has been formed and is supporting the project.

Pump parts and other building materials:
All building materials reached the site at right time soon after receiving funds. This enabled the water technician manage to install the pump in time and is working properly.

Drilling tube well, construction of slab and flumes:
Drilling tube well, construction of slab and flumes were all done in time and successfully. The yield of water in litters per hour is 1020 with depth of 25 meter. Further more we took a sample of water to Water Officer Lake Nyasa Basin for Physical and Chemical water Analysis. Report from the Water Officer was as following:

•Ph 6.3
•Turbidity 48.11 N.T.U
•Conductivity at 25 degree centigrade 135.3 us/cm
•Iron 0.13
•Manganese 0.609
•Sulphate 23
I) With the following remarks: ACID WATER BUT SOFTE
II) With the following recommendation: ANALYSED PARAMETERS WATER IS ACCEPTED FOR DOMESTIC USES

Construction of Pump house:
We planned the pump house to be constructed before 1st February 2009 instead the work has been accomplished on 15th March 2009 due to the fact that, construction of the wells started when most of the school community were on leave from Dec. 2008 to almost at the end of January 2009.For this reason they failed to meet the deadline.

Conducting one day Training:
The one day training on how to care and use the water for drinking and sanitation has been done to over 602 participants (Water Monitoring Committee, students and school staff). 10 Water Monitoring Committee received training for a single day while Students and other community attended one day sensitization meeting on sanitation.

Monitoring:
Project monitoring went well from the beginning to the end of the project by involving PADI Management team in collaboration with Water Monitoring Committee from school Community. Though the Water Monitoring Committee involved few members at the beginning of the work but the work went well.

A Message from the Students:
Kalembo Secondary School
P.BOX. 687,
Songea Ruvuma
Tanzania,East Africa.
We students of Kalembo Secondary school, we send our greetings of thanks to Blue Planet Run Foundation (BPRF), all our fellow Schools from USA, and all others who in one way or another have made us be able to accessing clean and safe water in our school. The bore hole you have built for us has reduced several problems we have been facing for more than 6 years. Among the problems we have been facing include:

Sustainability

Creating and measuring long-term impact

The formation of Water Monitoring Committees and Well Maintenance Fund within the school and one day training on how to maintain the wells will help to sustain the project. The support is going to improve the student’s health as most of them will be free from water borne diseases attack, school surrounds where by the same water is going to be used in watering flowers and trees around the school which will change the school environment for a very long time. Also the school is using the same source of water for school building construction instead of walking long distance to get the water in the former wells and loosing several lessons will also be reduced hence improving academic performance as most of time will be spend on academic issues.

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

Construction of pump house has delayed because the time where school community required to start constructing the pump house they were on leave which made it difficult to them to start pump house construction in time.

Learnings

Knowledge of project and process for sharing

In implementing the project we have been working very close with Council water department. One of the most important issues we have introduced during implementation was the testing of the water in order to know the suitability of water for Human consumption. Formally in our proposal we overlooked this. By involving Councils water technician we have gained this experiences for future project implementation

Impact

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 722

722 (where 605 are students, 17 school staff and 100 are community around school) 50.4% of the population are female. Reported by the Head of school.

School Children Getting Water: 605

605 students are getting water from the water pump where 50.4% are girls and 49.6% are boys.Data from the head of school.

People Getting Sanitation: 722

722 people benefiting from water pump installed at Kalembo Sec Shool (where 605 are students , 17 are school staff and 100 are community around school ) reported by the Head of school

People Getting Other Benefits: 619

619 people are using the same source of water in schools building construction, flowers and trees irrigation , also they are using to improve school classrooms and toilets cleanliness.

Maintenance/Operating Costs Annual, in US$: $79

Creating and measuring long-term impact

The formation of Water Monitoring Committees and Well Maintenance Fund within the school and one day training on how to maintain the wells will help to sustain the project. The support is going to improve the student’s health as most of them will be free from water borne diseases attack, school surrounds where by the same water is going to be used in watering flowers and trees around the school which will change the school environment for a very long time. Also the school is using the same source of water for school building construction instead of walking long distance to get the water in the former wells and loosing several lessons will also be reduced hence improving academic performance as most of time will be spend on academic issues.

Funding

Funded:
$4,806
Final Cost:
$4,491
$4,782:
Blue Planet Network

Plan/Proposal