Drilling 1 boreholes for Chandarua, a remote secondary school to make them access to clean and safe water to over 278 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 a

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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 have 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 278 students but now over 396 people are benefiting from the pump (118 people are the new students-form one enrolled this year, 10 are School staff members).

Activity planned to be done:
Several activities were planned to be done to reach goal. Among those activities included:
•Mobilizing school community
•Forming 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 mobilize the head of schools where each of them was given a responsibility of organizing some people who could be responsible to support well technician, monitor by forming WMF and WMC. Basically all of them agreed with the plan and they did so. WMF valuing USD.77.74 and 10 people of WMC has been formed.

Pump parts and other building materials:
All building materials reach at right time soon after receiving funds. This enabled the water technician to 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 done in time and successfully. The yield of water in litters per hour is 1120 with depth of 23.75 meters. 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 SOFTER,
II) With the following recommendation: ANALYSED PARAMETERS WATER IS ACCEPTED FOR DOMESTIC USES. At the moment Students are enjoying safe and clean water 24 hours.

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 360 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:

Chandarua Secondary School,
P.O.BOX.261,
Songea , Ruvuma.
Tanzania,East Africa.
We Chandarua students and our Teachers, we are conveying our sincerely thanks for the assistance of building water pump in our school. For 3 years now since the establishment of our school we have been using local dug well as the only source of drinking water. Your support is ensuring us the following:
a) The walking Distance is minimized as a result the saved time is being used to perform other activities including academic issues.
b) We are now establishing school flower garden around school areas
c) We are sure that from now onwards water borne diseases are no longer a big problem to us.
d) We are now able to maintain our personal sanitation and school surroundings and classrooms.
We value, we honor and we appreciate your support.

Yours truly,
Magdalena Komba
Head Girl

  • 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

    Quote from head of Chandarua School

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    The head of the school from Chandarua sec. School had the following words to say: "the support you have provided us has enabled me as the head of school feel you are part of Chandarua Sec. School because you have really involved in absorbing the shock which has been facing me for more than 3 year. Thank you very much." Miss Epifania Mbawala said when interviewed by PADI project officer.

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

Drilling 1 boreholes for Chandarua, a remote secondary school to make them access to clean and safe water to over 278 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 a

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 have 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 278 students but now over 396 people are benefiting from the pump (118 people are the new students-form one enrolled this year, 10 are School staff members).

Activity planned to be done:
Several activities were planned to be done to reach goal. Among those activities included:
•Mobilizing school community
•Forming 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 mobilize the head of schools where each of them was given a responsibility of organizing some people who could be responsible to support well technician, monitor by forming WMF and WMC. Basically all of them agreed with the plan and they did so. WMF valuing USD.77.74 and 10 people of WMC has been formed.

Pump parts and other building materials:
All building materials reach at right time soon after receiving funds. This enabled the water technician to 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 done in time and successfully. The yield of water in litters per hour is 1120 with depth of 23.75 meters. 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 SOFTER,
II) With the following recommendation: ANALYSED PARAMETERS WATER IS ACCEPTED FOR DOMESTIC USES. At the moment Students are enjoying safe and clean water 24 hours.

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 360 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:

Chandarua Secondary School,
P.O.BOX.261,
Songea , Ruvuma.
Tanzania,East Africa.
We Chandarua students and our Teachers, we are conveying our sincerely thanks for the assistance of building water pump in our school. For 3 years now since the establishment of our school we have been using local dug well as the only source of drinking water. Your support is ensuring us the following:
a) The walking Distance is minimized as a result the saved time is being used to perform other activities including academic issues.
b) We are now establishing school flower garden around school areas
c) We are sure that from now onwards water borne diseases are no longer a big problem to us.
d) We are now able to maintain our personal sanitation and school surroundings and classrooms.
We value, we honor and we appreciate your support.

Yours truly,
Magdalena Komba
Head Girl

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.

Chandarua Community has a local dug well around School. The water from this well they have planned to use it for flower irrigation and building construction purpose aiming at minimizing the work load for a pump hence enabling it to live longer.

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: 406

406 (where 396 are students and 10 are school staff) 51% of the population are female. reported by the head of school.

School Children Getting Water: 396

396 students are getting water from the water pump.51% of the students are girls, report from the head of the school.

People Getting Sanitation: 406

406 people are getting sanitation

People Getting Other Benefits: 406

406 people are using the same source of water in schools building construction, flower and tree irrigation, also they are using to improve classrooms and toilets cleanliness

Maintenance/Operating Costs Annual, in US$: $77

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.

Chandarua Community has a local dug well around School. The water from this well they have planned to use it for flower irrigation and building construction purpose aiming at minimizing the work load for a pump hence enabling it to live longer.

Funding

Funded:
$4,770
Final Cost:
$4,395

Plan/Proposal