plan 151Safe water for remote secondary schools in Songea

Summary

Drilling 3 boreholes for 3 remote secondary to make them access to clean and safe water to over 1200 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 spoiled by

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Background

Need Statement:
Ruhuwiko, Matogoro and mshangano wards are among of 13 (thirteen) wards represented within Songea’s Town Council peripheral wards. There are over 37,303 people living in these wards where 1200 are secondary school children with no source of clean and safe water. Potential sources of clean water include (but are not limited to) boreholes, taps, and improved wells. For the residents of Ruhuwiko, Mshangano and Matogoro wards, local wells are the only source of water. Unfortunately, they are used for washing clothes and bathing within local wells is a common practice that often leaves many wells contaminated. Also, the wells are exposed, affording animals the opportunity to pollute the water.

The washing of soiled clothes and bathing, along with exposure to animals, clearly compromises the effectiveness of these wells as safe sources of drinking water. This problem is further compounded in the rainy season by soil runoff that can swamp some of the wells in dirt and soil. This renders the effected wells completely unusable. Students and women fetching water are often forced to check multiple wells before finding one that has not been effected by runoff. is particularly troubling to students and women, who have more limited time due to having several responsibilities including academic studies for students and for women are also needed by the family to participate in agricultural production activities.

Use of these wells for drinking water, which is often not boiled (due to the lack of cheaply available fuels), has led to the occurrence of the diseases like diarrhea, intestinal parasites (such as worms), and bilharzias.

It is even worse to newly built schools in same peripheral wards where they are forced to walk about 1.km to 2 Km far away from the school fetching some water. The students wasted a lot of time for fetching water for a variety of uses including cleanliness, cooking and school buildings construction which leads students to miss lessons because of water problem.
Experience relating to the water project:

PADI has been implementing this kind of water project for more than four years, beginning in 2003. The first implementation of the project was done in the Mletele ward at Liwumbu B streets from June to August 2003, where seven (7) improved local wells were built. PADI received funds from Peace Corps Tanzania under the supervision of Mr. Tim Hogan.The second implementation of the project took place from September to November 2003, where PADI received funds from professors Miller and Rulfs of the USA and constructed 4 improved local wells.

The third project implementation took place from October 2005 to December 2005, funded by Help Age International, which enabled PADI to build 8 improved local water wells. The fourth implementation took place from July –August 2007.The project funded by Run For Africa, the funding enabled us to construct 13 improved traditional water wells and 1 bore hole ( supported to Mdandamo Sec. School).

The fifth project implementation took place from Nov. 2007 to Jan. 2008 where 7 improved traditional water wells were built ,funded by Help Age International and the sixth water project implementation took place from Sept. 2008 to date where 30 improved traditional water wells have been constructed( funded by Blue Planet Run Foundation-BPRF). In total over 9,200 beneficiaries are benefiting from the initiate since 2003 including 1,500 school children.

Even after the construction of eleven (69 ) improved Traditional water wells and ( 1) bore hole in Mdandamo Secondary school the need to expand the project to other areas is especially in secondary schools is great(more than 6 requests from secondary schools and 7 villages have been received by our office). The people who have not yet received such assistance have been zealous in their appeals for support and are ready to contribute their efforts so as to make the project a successful.
Success story of our services:
The support we have given to Mdandamo Sec. School in 2007 has enabled 150 students to increase their classroom attendance by 98%,they have managed to improve their school surroundings by growing flowers where it was not possible to grow because of shortage of water due to long distance, improved their diet by eating vegetable produced in their garden using water from the pump and also it has improved their health as they are no longer now commonly complaining water born diseases at their school. The head of school had the following to say:
“The bore hole you have given us has enabled our school to start vegetable production which will help us to save some of the money that we used to buy vegetables from business people which had been costing us a lot of money. At the same times, time wastage has minimized by 98%. We really appreciate the support. We hope it will resolve some of the health issues that we have been facing at our school including water borne diseases”

To address the problem, PADI is asking for funding of $ 14,347.84 in order to
Construct 3 hand pump for 3 Secondary schools which do not have taps or borehole water sources for drinking water.

Location

, Ruvuma , Tanzania

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Focus

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

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 1,500

There are over 1500 (where 1000 are girls and 500 boys) people accessing safe and clean water in the project area where PADI has constructed 1 bore hole and 3 improved traditional water wells which in total benefit 1500 students from Songea Boys and Mdandamo Secondary schools, Liwumbu and Chandarua primary school. financed by Run For Africa, Help Age International and Peace Corps Tanzania office

School Children Getting Water: 1,500

1500 of school children are getting water which include Chandarua and Liwumbu primary schools where each received one Improved well while Mdandamo secondary school got one borehole last year financed by Run for Africa and Peace Corps.

People Getting Sanitation: 1,500

There are over 1500 (where 500 are girls and 1000 boys) people getting sanitation. The skill and knowledge on sanitation and hygiene enabling them to make use of the available water.

People Getting Other Benefits: 200

Over 200 (where 105 are girls and 95 are boys)of other people are getting other benefits including vegetable production, construction of classrooms and teachers houses. One of those benefiting from this is Mdandamo Secondary school where after being supported with one bore hole they are now growing vegetables and increased school building using water from the pump. The availability of water near the school compound has also made things possible especially for environmental issues. Mdandamo Secondari school is now growing flowers around school compound

Application Type: Program Funding

Start Date: 2008-11-30

Completion Date: 2013-01-30

Technology Used:

Water hand pump are complete water schemes suitable for serving small communities with portable water supplies. Primary schools, Secondary schools, Dispensaries, etc ,which are not covered by other water supplies because of various reasons may suitably be supplied with water from a hand pump.

A water borehole carrying a water hand pump with a standard yield 800 litters per hour can meet water needs of people . A good water borehole equipped with hand pump can supply over 1000 liters per hour of safe water to isolated communities and thus reduce mostly women’s and students workload in fetching water from long distances.
These is good potential of potable ground water supplies in Songea District from existing water hand pumps constructed in Songea rural district and from existing surveys. Over 500 water pumps were construction in villages at shallow depth ( with maximum depth of 35 m).The depth of water table is ranging between 15 meters to 25 meters depth. There are both hygienic and convenient model to operate.
SWN 80 AND SWN 81 model pump set are locally manufactured in Tanzania. A pump set complete with 4”PVC casings Up to a depth of 35 m cost slightly over Tsh. 5,000,000 ( equivalent to $ 4,545.45) due to inflation and raising of transportation costs.

In hand pumps constructions we target a borehole yields of not less than 800 liters per hour at shallow depths suitable to service our beneficiaries, presently most of sub-urban secondary schools are not covered by other public water supplies, there fore, the project is going to provide 3 Hand pumps to 3 secondary schools ( Kalembo, Chandarua and Luwawasi Secondary Schools), 1 hand pump in each school. The project will benefit more than 1200 students ( 592 are girls and 608 boys) where Luwawasi Sec. School has 417, Kalembo Sec. School has 505 and 278 from Chandarua Sec. School .The beneficiaries are part of the total population of 37,303 people in three wards where we are going implement the project.

Goals and Objectives:

1. To provide clean and safe drinking water sources to 1,200 students in three
secondary Schools within Songea District by Jan. 2009

2. To minimize infection of common water-borne diseases from 10% of the students at the present to 1%

3.. To minimize distance walked by students to fetch some water from 1-2 km to 100 Meters and time from 30 -60 minutes to 10 minutes by January 2009.

Project Sustainability:.
To make the project sustainable the following actions will be done

? A training session will be conducted to 6 people who are members of WMC on how to manage to perform miner repair , clean, maintain the pump and monitor any problems associated with their functioning. These people, being school community/villagers living in the vicinity of the pump , will be on hand to maintain the wells (two from each hand pump one man and one woman).
? To make the project sustainable PADI will sensitize schools to form Water Maintenance Fund (WMF) which will be formed through their own contribution to ensure smooth maintenance and repair of the pump.
? PADI will make regular monitoring (at least twice per year to see how pump is working).
? Monthly report from the water monitoring committee (WMC) representative who will be attending PADI monthly meeting will help us to know the situation of the pump in each school.
? Well Monitoring Committees (WMC) will be formed in each school consisting of 10 people per pump assigned to properly maintain their pump functioning, managing WMF and daily monitoring of the pump.
Major activities of the project.
i)Mobilizing school community to fully participate in project implementation
In mobilizing the community PADI will conduct meetings to those schools requested water support. During these meetings the community will be explain on how the project will be conducted and other project conditions which include community contribution, formation of WMF and WMC. The meetings will help to create awareness and readiness of participating in the project implementation. In this project
the school communities are required to construct pump house as their contribution. Contract of receiving the support will only signed only if they agree to construct the pump house as soon as the pump has been installed
ii)Formation of Wells Monitoring Committees (WMC) which consist of 10 people.
The ten people described in the proposal on a part of community organization will be the school management committees in each school and they will be responsible in hand pump maintenance and repair, day to day care of the pump and managing the ( WMF)
iii)Formation of Water Maintenance Fund ( WMF) which will be formed by the school community
The fund will be contributed by the school communities aiming at supporting them to manage to maintain and repair their pump.
iv) Transportation of building material from Morogoro; This activity will be done soon after receiving fund.
v) Drilling tube well to the depth of 35 Miters with provision for re-drilling and construction of slab and flumes. The work will be done by water technician.
vi) Construction of Pump House: Construction of Pump House will be done by the school communities as their contribution to the project. Construction will be done soon after completing pump installation.
vii) Conducting one day training to 10 WMC on how to care, maintain and repairing the wells and sanitation and hygiene skills School children from each school. Municipal water engineer will facilitate the training.
viii) Monitoring : Project monitoring is going to be done through participatory way, where PADI project management team including water technician and project coordinator and the Water Monitoring Committees from both three schools will be responsible in monitoring. WMC will be responsible for day to day monitoring of the pump while Project coordinator and water technician will have regular visiting at least twice per year.

Phases:

The project bwill be done in one phase

Community Organization:

Making the project owned by the communities.
1.In project implementation the school community contribute 15% -20% of the project total costs ( usually required to build pump house). A contract to support them is only signed if the community are willing to do such contribution.


2.Wells Monitoring Committees (WMC) formed in each school community always monitor the whole process of well construction to see whether the required procedures followed and building materials assigned at each pump are well used. Monitoring of the pump will be a continuous process even after completing construction.

3.Water Maintenance Fund (WMF) which will be formed through their own contribution to ensure smooth maintenance and repair of the pump.

Government Interaction:

Ancillary activities:

We suggest the school to start / to strengthen health club which will be also responsible in caring for the hand pump and its environment. This will promote closeness and awareness on water issues.In their health clubs sanitation and hygiene skills will be taught.PADI will provide them sanitation and hygiene materials to the clubs and supporting them by giving them experts from Songea Municipality

Other Issues:

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Maintenance Revenue:

Project Sustainability:.
To make the project sustainable the following actions will be done

? A training session will be conducted to 6 people who are members of WMC on how to manage to perform miner repair , clean, maintain the pump and monitor any problems associated with their functioning. These people, being school community/villagers living in the vicinity of the pump , will be on hand to maintain the wells (two from each hand pump one man and one woman).
? To make the project sustainable PADI will sensitize schools to form Water Maintenance Fund (WMF) which will be formed through their own contribution to ensure smooth maintenance and repair of the pump.
? PADI will make regular monitoring (at least twice per year to see how pump is working).
? Monthly report from the water monitoring committee (WMC) representative who will be attending PADI monthly meeting will help us to know the situation of the pump in each school.
? Well Monitoring Committees (WMC) will be formed in each school consisting of 10 people per pump assigned to properly maintain their pump functioning, managing WMF and daily monitoring of the pump.

Maintenance Cost: $417

Metrics:

Prior art before metrics

Cost: $17,587

Budget Details Text attached

Co Funding Amount: $0

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Community Contribution Amount: $3,199

The school community will be responsible to build pump house for saftey purposes.

Fund Requested: $14,347

Implementing Organization:

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    Revised application

    Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

    PADI's earlier application on this same project was on the borderline in the last funding round and was not funded. We had asked PADI to resubmit based on comments and thus a comparison is needed. A full review by the same peers is not needed; a couple of eyes will suffice. Rajesh ps: This...

    PADI's earlier application on this same project was on the borderline in the last funding round and was not funded. We had asked PADI to resubmit based on comments and thus a comparison is needed. A full review by the same peers is not needed; a couple of eyes will suffice.

    Rajesh

    ps: This looks much improved and the numbers have been corrected. In case the above link http://www.peerwater.org/apps/133

    • Gemma Bulos of A Single Drop

      This is much more comprehensive and clear. The planning, roll out, maintenance, monitoring and evaluation, and WASH education is holistic and considers many of the obstacles that might be encountered. PADIs experience is highlighted here based on their thoughtfullness and thoroughness. I would absolutely give it a better rating! GREAT W...

      This is much more comprehensive and clear. The planning, roll out, maintenance, monitoring and evaluation, and WASH education is holistic and considers many of the obstacles that might be encountered. PADIs experience is highlighted here based on their thoughtfullness and thoroughness. I would absolutely give it a better rating!

      GREAT WORK!

  • Rating: 7

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    This is a much improved and clearer application from the previous one. We hope the execution goes according to plan.

  • Rating: 8

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    All comments already included in Question and Answers

Name Status Completion Date Amount Assigned
Kalembo Secondary School in Songea (1/3) Complete - Successful Mar 2009 $4,806
Luwawasi secondary school in Songea (2/3) Complete - Successful Mar 2009 $4,770
Chandarua School in Songea (3/3) Complete - Successful Mar 2009 $4,770