Creation of an Underground Rainwater Harvesting Tank at the Faith in Christ Primary School in Allentown/Freetown with more than 1200 beneficiaries.
School has toilets and a spring down a sloppy hill near the mangroves. However, this water is of poor quality and is exhaustive to get. The spring gets polluted from trash lying at the hill and the wastewater coming from a big part of the village.
LocationWestern Area, Freetown, Sierra Leone
Primary Focus: Drinking Water - Schools
Secondary Focus: Drinking Water - Community
People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 1,200
720 students and 10 teachers at the school as well as about 500 people in the surrounding area are benefiting directly from the tank. Additionally the families of the children are indirect beneficiaries since the children suffer less from poor quality wat
School Children Getting Water: 720
People Getting Sanitation: 0
Drinking Water Project â€“ includes no sanitation issues
People Getting Other Benefits:
Application Type: Project Funding
Start Date: 2005-10-02
Completion Date: 2006-01-02
Rain Water Harvesting Tank equipped with Indian Mark II hand pump and connections to the schools roof.
Done in one phase
A committee has been formed to supervise the usage of the tank. This committee consists of 9 persons including the headmaster of the school, a teachers representative, the Project Manager of Safer Future YDP and several community members.
The major role of the committee is to guarantee the longest life time for the tank and its hand pump and also to educate the community and the students how to handle their new water suppliant, as well as treat the water when it is necessary.
Training of responsible people on how to treat chlorine the water and how to keep the well in good condition
Several Meetings were hold to ensure community ownership and committee building.
Students: 500 Le (20 US-Cent) per Term
Community-Members: 200 Le (8 US-Cent) for each bucket of Water
Prior art before metrics
Material Cost 14.443.000,00 SLL
Activity Cost 2.329.000,00 SLL
Administrative Cost 2.555.000,00 SLL
Total 19.327.000,00 SLL/$7.493,99/â‚¬ 6.234,52
Co Funding Amount: $0
Community Contribution Amount:
Community takes care of maintenance