Training is being given to Community Development Entrepreneurs to install rainwater harvesting systems for around 20 schools and this in turn will sell low cost, high quality RWH units to the surrounding community.

Narrative

We used this section of the funding for management of the RWH program for these 20 schools. The funds were used to cover transportation and living costs for several expatriate staffers who oversaw the project.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 1 Nov, 2012 Implementation Phase
    Claire Rumpsa ( Aqua Clara International ) 4 Months after start 29 Feb, 2012

    3 Rainwater Systems Complete

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    We're delighted to report that 3 of the rainwater harvesting systems are now complete at Kegwanda Primary School, Rigoma Primary School and Sam's Memorial Primary School providing water for 1,044 students and teachers!

    Claire Rumpsa ( Aqua Clara International ) About 1 Month after start 1 Dec, 2011

    Supplies arrive!

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    The supplies for the rainwater harvesting systems arrived at our training center in Rigoma. ACI staff spent an afternoon sorting all the various gutter clips, spouts and taps into sacks for each of the schools. Funder and water activist, Katie Spotz, was also here to help organize the new supplies. Can you spot Katie in the photos?

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    Claire Rumpsa ( Aqua Clara International ) Less Than A Minute after start 1 Nov, 2011

    Schools are selected for the RWH project

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    ACI staff met to discuss the selection of the schools for the rainwater harvesting project. A variety of criteria were used to make the selection including the distance of the school to a water source and how well the schools had taken care of previous ACI projects and products.

    ACI staff then traveled to the schools to take final measurements for the rainwater systems and to stake out the location for the base for the rain tanks. The school administration signed an agreement with ACI that detailed the care and accessibility of the rain water systems.

    The proposal outlines some of the details of the partnership, but basically, the school and parents construct the base for the rain tanks. Some of the schools were so excited about having been selected for this project that they got started on constructing the bases right away! It was great to receive a phonecall from the headteacher of Rigoma Primary School 5 days after we had visited to say that they were ready for the next stage of construction to begin!

    Currently, students at many of the ACI partner schools have to miss time from school to collect water. Some students collect water on their way to school making their school day even longer. Each school's rainwater system is going to be tailored to the needs of the particular school and will provide 2-3 liters of water per student per day with enough storage capacity to get the school through the short dry seasons.

  • Implementation Phase Project started on 1 Nov, 2011 Preparation Phase

Training is being given to Community Development Entrepreneurs to install rainwater harvesting systems for around 20 schools and this in turn will sell low cost, high quality RWH units to the surrounding community.

Narrative

We used this section of the funding for management of the RWH program for these 20 schools. The funds were used to cover transportation and living costs for several expatriate staffers who oversaw the project.

Sustainability

Creating and measuring long-term impact

Community Health Promoters will run school Water & Hygiene Clubs.

Impact

Funding

Funded:
$5,838
Community:
$39,446
Final Cost:
$6,000

Plan/Proposal