plan 184KAPTENGOK NURSERY SCHOOL ROOF CATCHMENT WATER HARVESTING PROJECT

Summary

The water project is going to be carried out in Pokot community whose mainstay depends on livestock. This community is found in the northern part of Kenya. It is about 574 Kilometers from the capital city, Nairobi. Water is scarce in this community. The r

Background

Kaptengok School is the target community to benefit from Ferro cement water technology because the area is hilly and small children do not access water easily and working to the near water point is 7 Kilometers away and tricky for small children due to the topography.
The proposed water project will be of great benefit to the community, for their small children attending Kaptengok Nursery school will access clean water and as a result lead healthy lives since they will be saved from contracting water borne diseases such diarrhea normally found in unprotected water source. The children will also learn uninterrupted and thus improve their class performance.

Location

RIFT VALLEY, West Pokot, Kenya

Attachments

  • Xls Book_2.xls

Focus

Primary Focus: Rainwater Harvesting
Secondary Focus: Drinking Water - Schools

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 323

250 children(160 girls ,90 boys) , 3 teachers (2 males ,1 female
70 families (27 women ,43 men headed households ) whose children attend this school and live around the school. The information was generated from site visit and counting literally.

School Children Getting Water: 250

160 girls
90 boys

People Getting Sanitation: 323

250 children and 3 teachers of Kaptengok nursery school in West Pokot district ,Chepareria division. Also around 70 families whose children attend this school

People Getting Other Benefits: 70

2 skilled artisansf to get employment construct the tank.
-70 familieto contribute sand stones and unskilled labour.
-250 children to get education uninterupted.
-All 70 families capacity build on ferro cement tank during the construction process

Application Type: Project Funding

Start Date: 2009-06-01

Completion Date: 2009-06-30

Technology Used:

The project in order to get water accessible to the 250 small children of Kaptengok nursery school will harvest roof catchments rain water. The school whose roof is made of normal Iron sheets is suitable for this.

To make it possible for the roof catchments rain water to be harvested and stored the project will put gutters on the school roof and construct 10,000 litres Ferro cement water tank .
The school is also expected to teach the children our to maintain hygiene in handling the water.

Strategy for follow-up
The staff from the implementing organization will the school frequently as they live and work in the same community the school is located.

Phases:

The project administration.
The project will be planned, implemented and monitored by the Pastoral Community staff in partnership with the beneficiary community. The school is also expected to teach the children on how to maintain hygiene in handling th

Community Organization:

The community will be mobilized and trained for to see and understand the need of harvesting roof catchments rain water , to enable their children access clean drinking water. And for the children to learn un interrupted as the water source will be very near. The community will be mobilized to contribute locally available resource that includes i.e. sand, ballast, and stones for the construction of the tank. This type of tank is durable and can easily be constructed and would not cost much since some of the materials needed, can be locally found unlike plastic tank which can only be purchased in Kitale town which is 70 Kilometres away. The plastic tank would be very expensive to buy and transport. Children can not also easily prick and spoil Ferro cement tank like they would do to the plastic tank during the playing and adventuring learning. Additionally the community with support of technician women (the project leader) who was trained during African women and water workshop in Nairobi in 2008 will construct the tank. This in essence will be a very sure way of transferring technology to the community members who will use it , to benefit their families and the community at large .
The project will be planned, implemented and monitored by the Pastoral Community staff in partnership with the beneficiary community. The school is also expected to teach the children our to maintain hygiene in handling the water.

Government Interaction:

Ancillary activities:

The school is also expected to teach the children on how to maintain hygiene in handling the water.

Other Issues:

Maintenance Revenue:

Maintenance Cost: $0

Metrics:

Prior art before metrics

Cost: $1,000

Training for water committee and management from the school community.

Purchasing of Ferro cement building materials

Monitoring and Evaluation (Cost of printing and posting reports, 1 evaluation stakeholders meeting )

Co Funding Amount: $0

Community Contribution Amount: $0

Fund Requested: $1,000

Implementing Organization:

Attachments

  • Xls Book_2.xls
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    The need

    Melinda Kramer of Women's Earth Alliance

    Perhaps discuss the current challenges in more detail in the Need section? Melinda

    Perhaps discuss the current challenges in more detail in the Need section?

    Melinda

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    Monitoring and Evaluation

    Melinda Kramer of Women's Earth Alliance

    What is your monitoring and evaluation strategy?( How will you evaluate success? How will your community evaluate success?) Thank you! Melinda

    What is your monitoring and evaluation strategy?( How will you evaluate success? How will your community evaluate success?)

    Thank you!
    Melinda

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    more details

    Dinah Chienjo of Oywa 'A' Solar Support Group

    1. A good proposal, but please elaborate on how the maintenance of the proposed tank will be done. 2. It seems like the school and the community will draw water for free. How will the sustainability be ensured in the long run? 3. The community will contribute a lot in terms of materials and time. You could at least try to quantify their co...

    1. A good proposal, but please elaborate on how the maintenance of the proposed tank will be done.
    2. It seems like the school and the community will draw water for free. How will the sustainability be ensured in the long run?
    3. The community will contribute a lot in terms of materials and time. You could at least try to quantify their contribution so that it is not ignored.

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    Rain quantity

    Annette Fay of Blue Planet Network

    Dear IIN, Welcome to PWX, we are very pleased that you are formalizing your water work to complement all of your other excellent programs! I would like to know what the average rainfall in the area of this project is. Will rainwater storage become a constant supply of water for the school with this tank or will there be periods of the ye...

    Dear IIN,

    Welcome to PWX, we are very pleased that you are formalizing your water work to complement all of your other excellent programs!

    I would like to know what the average rainfall in the area of this project is. Will rainwater storage become a constant supply of water for the school with this tank or will there be periods of the year when the children will still have to fetch water? Please give us some more details about that.

    Thanks,

    Annette

    • Rodah Rotino of African Indigenous Women's Organization

      The avergae rainfall is 290mmm. Rainy season is between the months of march to august.The rainwater stored will be enough for the children because rainfall in the area are not frequent but when they rain they are heavy and alot of water can be collected. The water will be used for children to drink while in school. The children will not ne...

      The avergae rainfall is 290mmm. Rainy season is between the months of march to august.The rainwater stored will be enough for the children because rainfall in the area are not frequent but when they rain they are heavy and alot of water can be collected. The water will be used for children to drink while in school. The children will not need to fetch water from the river.

      Thank You
      Rodah

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    Water usage

    Annette Fay of Blue Planet Network

    Dear IIN, I would also like to understand better what system will be worked out between the school and the community. Will the community be free to take as much water from the tank as they want? If so, will that leave enough for the children's needs? Thanks for your clarifications, Annette

    Dear IIN,

    I would also like to understand better what system will be worked out between the school and the community. Will the community be free to take as much water from the tank as they want? If so, will that leave enough for the children's needs?

    Thanks for your clarifications,

    Annette

    • Rodah Rotino of African Indigenous Women's Organization

      The community will be allowed to access water for drinking purposes during the rainy season of march to august because water is in plenty and can even be more than 490mm.During drty season they will not be allowed to access. Thank you Rodah

      The community will be allowed to access water for drinking purposes during the rainy season of march to august because water is in plenty and can even be more than 490mm.During drty season they will not be allowed to access.

      Thank you
      Rodah

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    Follow up

    Melinda Kramer of Women's Earth Alliance

    What is your strategy for follow-up? How will you check with the community to see if it is accepted? Do you have a strategy for expansion over time? Thanks! Melinda

    What is your strategy for follow-up? How will you check with the community to see if it is accepted? Do you have a strategy for expansion over time?

    Thanks!
    Melinda

    • Rodah Rotino of African Indigenous Women's Organization

      The staff from the implementing organization will visit the school frequently as they live and work in the same community the school is located so they will be able to do frequent follow ups. Yes, there is a startegy for expansion after the project succeeds so that community can also harvest rain water in their own homes as well as ...

      The staff from the implementing organization will visit the school frequently as they live and work in the same community the school is located so they will be able to do frequent follow ups.

      Yes, there is a startegy for expansion after the project succeeds so that community can also harvest rain water in their own homes as well as do the same for other schools

      Regards
      Rodah

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    Safety of Rain Water Collected off the roof of the school

    Jan Hartsough of Crabgrass

    Dear Rodah and IIN, Do you plan to use the PML to test the water you collect, once you have built the ferro-cement tank? Is the roof of the school building in good shape? Do you think the solar CooKit and pasteurization of water would be something people would do, if the water is not clean? Is it your hope that once the community lear...

    Dear Rodah and IIN,

    Do you plan to use the PML to test the water you collect, once you have built the ferro-cement tank? Is the roof of the school building in good shape? Do you think the solar CooKit and pasteurization of water would be something people would do, if the water is not clean? Is it your hope that once the community learns how to build a storage tank, more could be built?

    I hope you are able to respond to the questions (mine and earlier ones) so that we can complete the process this week. I know it is a challenge to gain access to computers in such a short time frame. Best of luck to you. JAN

    • Rodah Rotino of African Indigenous Women's Organization

      I plan to use the PML to test the water collected once i have built the ferro cement tank. The solar cookit and pasteurization of water is something people would do if the water is not clean, though the area is pollution free so rain water tends to be clean. Community willl be more than willing to construct more tanks provided they get...

      I plan to use the PML to test the water collected once i have built the ferro cement tank. The solar cookit and pasteurization of water is something people would do if the water is not clean, though the area is pollution free so rain water tends to be clean.

      Community willl be more than willing to construct more tanks provided they get funding to do it.

      Thank You
      Rodah

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    We have reviewed this Proposal and comment as follow:-

    1- IDEA AND VISION/MISSION GOOD.

    2- COOMUNITY NEEDY, BEING PASTORALISTS IN WATER-STRESSED AREA.

    3-FERRO-CEMENT TANK A GOOD ALTERNATIVE.
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    4-But we understand from our own experiences in Uganda the Amount $US 1,000 is not enough for that Project(10,000 litres FERROCEMENT TANK) construction, Co-Financing from Which Source?)

    5-Technically Speaking English Grammer was not polished-for example-Disease names etc.

    6 - There is not visible components about Old people or People Living With HIV/AIDS.

    7- However there are good elements of Community Participation.

    Yet for all its shortcomings we think it deserves assistance.

    Namulondo Asumini Sarah.

    Mukono Womens AIDS TASK FORCE.

  • Rating: 8

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    I think this project is well thought out and the implementer has a lot of knowledge about the community. I am slightly concerned that the budget file does not download correctly, which is something I communicated to the group about to fix and they failed to do so. I would also have liked to see mentioned how the stored water will be treated to make sure it's free of disease. I also hope that the organization will at some point involve the government in this process.

    Again, I think this project will be successful and will be a great starting point for IIN's water program in the Pokot communities.