plan 137Completion of overdue projects

Summary

The funds for this project will be used to cover the cost to complete the RHT in Mamama, where construction has been disturbed by a crime incidence.

Background

The Safer Future Youth Development Project (SFYDP) has an own Water and Sanitation Department with motivated staff, who are very skilful in community training. The organisation has gained experience with underground Rainwater Harvesting Tanks (RHT), the repairing and maintenance of water-wells and different techniques of water purification like SODIS (Solar Water Disinfection). In 2004 two staff members of the SFYDP were trained in the method of constructing and maintaining RHT at the Barefoot College in India. So far the SFYDP has built eight RHT and is presently finishing the constructing of some other tanks in cooperation with Blue Planet Run, Peer Water Exchange. In 2005 Lifewater International trained three of our staff-members in well repairs and maintenance and about hygiene and sanitation principles. In 2008 two staff-members were also trained about Community Lead Total Sanitation (CLTS) by UNICEF.
Our main focus is always on the cooperation with the affected community. Community members are involved in the construction and totally responsible for the maintenance after completion. Therefore they are trained in the correct utilisation of the water source, informed about hygienic standards as well as water chlorination. Through workshops the awareness of the entire community is guaranteed. To exchange these techniques with other African Countries the Project Manager visited Timbuktu, Mali, in October 2007 to share his knowledge. The SFYDP as a member of the Peer Water Exchange program already cooperated several times with the Blue Planet Run Foundation in constructing tanks for schools. Another strength of the Water and Sanitation Department is to repair water-wells that are broken down due to poor maintenance. Since 2005 the SYFDP repaired over twenty water wells in remote areas. New hand pumps have been installed and through a workshop the entire community was introduced to the correct maintenance of water-wells. This helps to prevent further damages and guarantees the right utilisation, as water-wells are one of the most common water sources in Sierra Leone.

Location

Northern Province, Port Loko District, Sierra Leone

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Focus

Primary Focus: Drinking Water - Community
Secondary Focus: Drinking Water - Schools

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 3,815

Inhabitants of Mile 38, Magbontoso, Mamama und Makande

School Children Getting Water: 1,165

People Getting Sanitation: 0

People Getting Other Benefits:

Application Type: Project Funding

Start Date: 2008-08-01

Completion Date: 2008-10-15

Technology Used:

Indian mark II pump and other construction materials and tools

Phases:

The project will be done in two phases:

1) Completion of Constructions
2) Caretaker-Training and Handing-over Ceremony

Community Organization:

The community organization stays as it was stated in the original project.

Government Interaction:

Ancillary activities:

Other Issues:

Unfortunately we have had a crime incidence at Mamama causing serious problems for the project-completion. The proposed completion date has passed a while ago. The reason for this delay is a crime which was committed by one of our contractors. Mr. Abu Bakar Kamara, the mentioned contractor, received all materials necessary for the construction in Mamama and 70 percent of his salary in advance. Since our project doesn’t own an appropriate place to store materials, it seemed to be better to supply him all materials at once, so he could store them in the school at the location and work independently. By the time the contractor completed about 70 percent of the construction work he disappeared leaving no materials behind. After that we tried to trace him but unfortunately didn’t succeed. On top of that the contractor worked in a very bad manner, which caused us to redo some of the work which has already been done. Thereby material and personnel cost increased again. Seeing ourselves responsible for those happenings, our staff didn’t receive any salaries for eight months to be able to cover the losses and the extra cost. Unfortunately the money gathered by that, wasn’t sufficient to pay to complete the construction. With an extraordinary support from Austria just before Christmas, we have been able to at least pay our staff five months salaries back. This was absolutely necessary as the situation turned out quite bad for our staff members at this time. Until now we haven’t been able to raise enough money from other sources to complete the tanks. Most likely we will not be able to cover for all the losses. The construction status is as following: The cover of the tank has not been constructed yet, as the construction materials and the pump were stolen. The collectors are there and can be fixed as soon as the tank is completed. To be able to complete all constructions involved in the project we would need an additional fund of 3,237.93 US-Dollar. We deeply regret to be in a position right now, where we have to ask for additional funds again. But without your help, I am afraid we will not be able to complete the project in the foreseeable future. Of course we will continue to do our best to complete the construction. We hope that we will find a way to overcome these difficulties together.
If problems like this come up in the future again we will most necessarily have to inform the members from Peerwater/BPR as soon as possible. To avoid the upcoming of such crimes we should try to build our own store, so we could give the materials to our contractors little by little. As long as we don't have a store we should consider other security messures, like security services...

Maintenance Revenue:

Maintenance Cost:

Metrics:

Prior art before metrics

Cost: $3,237

Find attached a list of materials stolen, things re-bought by the SFYDP and the balance needed to complete the tanks

Co Funding Amount:

Community Contribution Amount:

Fund Requested: $3,237

Implementing Organization:

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  • 2 participants | show more

    Communications

    Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

    This is the second time that the communications process has broken down. The first time was with the first project - prices rose and there was several month's delay. I hope Safer Future learns that the community is there to support them. That the funder, Blue Planet Run, wants them to succeed. We realize that sometimes bad things happen,...

    This is the second time that the communications process has broken down.

    The first time was with the first project - prices rose and there was several month's delay.

    I hope Safer Future learns that the community is there to support them. That the funder, Blue Planet Run, wants them to succeed. We realize that sometimes bad things happen, and some things will not work and others will need more support.

    What is hard to accept is lack of communication. Why don't you report when events (good and bad) happen?

    If we react badly, then you don't want us as funders anyway. If we react well, then we can reduce the delays and carry on the work.

    I understand your actions the first time, i don't understand it now. Please lets not have this type of relationship.

    Rajesh

    • Idriss Kamara of Safer Future Youth Development Project

      Indeed. This we must apologize for. During those period we had very serious problems in accessing the internet and so could not reach you timely. We are very sorry about that. It is not our wanting because we believe in keeping to standards and better service delivery and would like to work in a very healthy relationship. We are very sorry...

      Indeed. This we must apologize for. During those period we had very serious problems in accessing the internet and so could not reach you timely. We are very sorry about that. It is not our wanting because we believe in keeping to standards and better service delivery and would like to work in a very healthy relationship. We are very sorry. It will never repeat itself.
      Thanks
      Idriss

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    Beneficiary numbers

    Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

    Shouldn't these numbers all be zero? The beneficiaries belong to the other project that will be completed when this shortfall is overcome.

    Shouldn't these numbers all be zero? The beneficiaries belong to the other project that will be completed when this shortfall is overcome.

    • Idriss Kamara of Safer Future Youth Development Project

      Since the project is not yet complete, they should. It is our pledge to do all we can in improving our means of communication. Thanks Idriss

      Since the project is not yet complete, they should.
      It is our pledge to do all we can in improving our means of communication.
      Thanks
      Idriss

      • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

        Basically, i don't want the numbers to be repeated/duplicated in both projects. The numbers belong in the other one (whose total should be reflected by both funds).

        Basically, i don't want the numbers to be repeated/duplicated in both projects. The numbers belong in the other one (whose total should be reflected by both funds).

        • Idriss Kamara of Safer Future Youth Development Project

          Indeed the numbers are not duplicated. The numbers here are the totals of beneficiaries in both projects to be completed. Thanks Idriss

          Indeed the numbers are not duplicated. The numbers here are the totals of beneficiaries in both projects to be completed.
          Thanks
          Idriss

          • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

            If the numbers exist on the other projects (the original funded ones) and this project, are they not duplicated? They should be zero in one project, shouldn't they?

            If the numbers exist on the other projects (the original funded ones) and this project, are they not duplicated?

            They should be zero in one project, shouldn't they?

            • Idriss Kamara of Safer Future Youth Development Project

              Rajeshji, O.k. now i understood what you mean. Actually, i thought we should write the total beneficiries of the original funded ones on this one but since it should not, then the numbers should be zero. I'm sorry. Thanks.

              Rajeshji,
              O.k. now i understood what you mean. Actually, i thought we should write the total beneficiries of the original funded ones on this one but since it should not, then the numbers should be zero.
              I'm sorry.
              Thanks.

          • Idriss Kamara of Safer Future Youth Development Project

            Rajeshji, O.k. now i understood what you mean. Actually, i thought we should write the total beneficiries of the original funded ones on this one but since it should not, then the numbers should be zero. I'm sorry. Thanks.

            Rajeshji,
            O.k. now i understood what you mean. Actually, i thought we should write the total beneficiries of the original funded ones on this one but since it should not, then the numbers should be zero.
            I'm sorry.
            Thanks.

        • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

          If the numbers exist on the other projects (the original funded ones) and this project, are they not duplicated? They should be zero in one project, shouldn't they?

          If the numbers exist on the other projects (the original funded ones) and this project, are they not duplicated?

          They should be zero in one project, shouldn't they?

          • Idriss Kamara of Safer Future Youth Development Project

            Rajeshji, O.k. now i understood what you mean. Actually, i thought we should write the total beneficiries of the original funded ones on this one but since it should not, then the numbers should be zero. I'm sorry. Thanks.

            Rajeshji,
            O.k. now i understood what you mean. Actually, i thought we should write the total beneficiries of the original funded ones on this one but since it should not, then the numbers should be zero.
            I'm sorry.
            Thanks.

        • Idriss Kamara of Safer Future Youth Development Project

          Rajeshji, O.k. now i understood what you mean. Actually, i thought we should write the total beneficiries of the original funded ones on this one but since it should not, then the numbers should be zero. I'm sorry. Thanks.

          Rajeshji,
          O.k. now i understood what you mean. Actually, i thought we should write the total beneficiries of the original funded ones on this one but since it should not, then the numbers should be zero.
          I'm sorry.
          Thanks.

      • Idriss Kamara of Safer Future Youth Development Project

        Indeed the numbers are not duplicated. The numbers here are the totals of beneficiaries in both projects to be completed. Thanks Idriss

        Indeed the numbers are not duplicated. The numbers here are the totals of beneficiaries in both projects to be completed.
        Thanks
        Idriss

        • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

          If the numbers exist on the other projects (the original funded ones) and this project, are they not duplicated? They should be zero in one project, shouldn't they?

          If the numbers exist on the other projects (the original funded ones) and this project, are they not duplicated?

          They should be zero in one project, shouldn't they?

          • Idriss Kamara of Safer Future Youth Development Project

            Rajeshji, O.k. now i understood what you mean. Actually, i thought we should write the total beneficiries of the original funded ones on this one but since it should not, then the numbers should be zero. I'm sorry. Thanks.

            Rajeshji,
            O.k. now i understood what you mean. Actually, i thought we should write the total beneficiries of the original funded ones on this one but since it should not, then the numbers should be zero.
            I'm sorry.
            Thanks.

        • Idriss Kamara of Safer Future Youth Development Project

          Rajeshji, O.k. now i understood what you mean. Actually, i thought we should write the total beneficiries of the original funded ones on this one but since it should not, then the numbers should be zero. I'm sorry. Thanks.

          Rajeshji,
          O.k. now i understood what you mean. Actually, i thought we should write the total beneficiries of the original funded ones on this one but since it should not, then the numbers should be zero.
          I'm sorry.
          Thanks.

      • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

        If the numbers exist on the other projects (the original funded ones) and this project, are they not duplicated? They should be zero in one project, shouldn't they?

        If the numbers exist on the other projects (the original funded ones) and this project, are they not duplicated?

        They should be zero in one project, shouldn't they?

        • Idriss Kamara of Safer Future Youth Development Project

          Rajeshji, O.k. now i understood what you mean. Actually, i thought we should write the total beneficiries of the original funded ones on this one but since it should not, then the numbers should be zero. I'm sorry. Thanks.

          Rajeshji,
          O.k. now i understood what you mean. Actually, i thought we should write the total beneficiries of the original funded ones on this one but since it should not, then the numbers should be zero.
          I'm sorry.
          Thanks.

      • Idriss Kamara of Safer Future Youth Development Project

        Rajeshji, O.k. now i understood what you mean. Actually, i thought we should write the total beneficiries of the original funded ones on this one but since it should not, then the numbers should be zero. I'm sorry. Thanks.

        Rajeshji,
        O.k. now i understood what you mean. Actually, i thought we should write the total beneficiries of the original funded ones on this one but since it should not, then the numbers should be zero.
        I'm sorry.
        Thanks.

    • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

      Basically, i don't want the numbers to be repeated/duplicated in both projects. The numbers belong in the other one (whose total should be reflected by both funds).

      Basically, i don't want the numbers to be repeated/duplicated in both projects. The numbers belong in the other one (whose total should be reflected by both funds).

      • Idriss Kamara of Safer Future Youth Development Project

        Indeed the numbers are not duplicated. The numbers here are the totals of beneficiaries in both projects to be completed. Thanks Idriss

        Indeed the numbers are not duplicated. The numbers here are the totals of beneficiaries in both projects to be completed.
        Thanks
        Idriss

        • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

          If the numbers exist on the other projects (the original funded ones) and this project, are they not duplicated? They should be zero in one project, shouldn't they?

          If the numbers exist on the other projects (the original funded ones) and this project, are they not duplicated?

          They should be zero in one project, shouldn't they?

          • Idriss Kamara of Safer Future Youth Development Project

            Rajeshji, O.k. now i understood what you mean. Actually, i thought we should write the total beneficiries of the original funded ones on this one but since it should not, then the numbers should be zero. I'm sorry. Thanks.

            Rajeshji,
            O.k. now i understood what you mean. Actually, i thought we should write the total beneficiries of the original funded ones on this one but since it should not, then the numbers should be zero.
            I'm sorry.
            Thanks.

        • Idriss Kamara of Safer Future Youth Development Project

          Rajeshji, O.k. now i understood what you mean. Actually, i thought we should write the total beneficiries of the original funded ones on this one but since it should not, then the numbers should be zero. I'm sorry. Thanks.

          Rajeshji,
          O.k. now i understood what you mean. Actually, i thought we should write the total beneficiries of the original funded ones on this one but since it should not, then the numbers should be zero.
          I'm sorry.
          Thanks.

      • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

        If the numbers exist on the other projects (the original funded ones) and this project, are they not duplicated? They should be zero in one project, shouldn't they?

        If the numbers exist on the other projects (the original funded ones) and this project, are they not duplicated?

        They should be zero in one project, shouldn't they?

        • Idriss Kamara of Safer Future Youth Development Project

          Rajeshji, O.k. now i understood what you mean. Actually, i thought we should write the total beneficiries of the original funded ones on this one but since it should not, then the numbers should be zero. I'm sorry. Thanks.

          Rajeshji,
          O.k. now i understood what you mean. Actually, i thought we should write the total beneficiries of the original funded ones on this one but since it should not, then the numbers should be zero.
          I'm sorry.
          Thanks.

      • Idriss Kamara of Safer Future Youth Development Project

        Rajeshji, O.k. now i understood what you mean. Actually, i thought we should write the total beneficiries of the original funded ones on this one but since it should not, then the numbers should be zero. I'm sorry. Thanks.

        Rajeshji,
        O.k. now i understood what you mean. Actually, i thought we should write the total beneficiries of the original funded ones on this one but since it should not, then the numbers should be zero.
        I'm sorry.
        Thanks.

    • Idriss Kamara of Safer Future Youth Development Project

      Indeed the numbers are not duplicated. The numbers here are the totals of beneficiaries in both projects to be completed. Thanks Idriss

      Indeed the numbers are not duplicated. The numbers here are the totals of beneficiaries in both projects to be completed.
      Thanks
      Idriss

      • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

        If the numbers exist on the other projects (the original funded ones) and this project, are they not duplicated? They should be zero in one project, shouldn't they?

        If the numbers exist on the other projects (the original funded ones) and this project, are they not duplicated?

        They should be zero in one project, shouldn't they?

        • Idriss Kamara of Safer Future Youth Development Project

          Rajeshji, O.k. now i understood what you mean. Actually, i thought we should write the total beneficiries of the original funded ones on this one but since it should not, then the numbers should be zero. I'm sorry. Thanks.

          Rajeshji,
          O.k. now i understood what you mean. Actually, i thought we should write the total beneficiries of the original funded ones on this one but since it should not, then the numbers should be zero.
          I'm sorry.
          Thanks.

      • Idriss Kamara of Safer Future Youth Development Project

        Rajeshji, O.k. now i understood what you mean. Actually, i thought we should write the total beneficiries of the original funded ones on this one but since it should not, then the numbers should be zero. I'm sorry. Thanks.

        Rajeshji,
        O.k. now i understood what you mean. Actually, i thought we should write the total beneficiries of the original funded ones on this one but since it should not, then the numbers should be zero.
        I'm sorry.
        Thanks.

    • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

      If the numbers exist on the other projects (the original funded ones) and this project, are they not duplicated? They should be zero in one project, shouldn't they?

      If the numbers exist on the other projects (the original funded ones) and this project, are they not duplicated?

      They should be zero in one project, shouldn't they?

      • Idriss Kamara of Safer Future Youth Development Project

        Rajeshji, O.k. now i understood what you mean. Actually, i thought we should write the total beneficiries of the original funded ones on this one but since it should not, then the numbers should be zero. I'm sorry. Thanks.

        Rajeshji,
        O.k. now i understood what you mean. Actually, i thought we should write the total beneficiries of the original funded ones on this one but since it should not, then the numbers should be zero.
        I'm sorry.
        Thanks.

    • Idriss Kamara of Safer Future Youth Development Project

      Rajeshji, O.k. now i understood what you mean. Actually, i thought we should write the total beneficiries of the original funded ones on this one but since it should not, then the numbers should be zero. I'm sorry. Thanks.

      Rajeshji,
      O.k. now i understood what you mean. Actually, i thought we should write the total beneficiries of the original funded ones on this one but since it should not, then the numbers should be zero.
      I'm sorry.
      Thanks.

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    This is necessary to complete the earlier project and i hope that it succeeds and reaches its potential.

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Name Status Completion Date Amount Assigned
Completion of overdue projects Complete - Success, Late Dec 2008 $3,237