Creation of one 150.000 litres rainwater tank for two rural communities at Church of God of Prophecy Primary School in Magbontoso

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Narrative

This project was initially for Ferry Banda Sirma and Masampa. Their negative response to its implementation led us to the decision to relocate it to Mile 38 / Magbontoso. This school is among the schools in the proposal for the "Creation of 3 underground Rainwater tanks in the rural community schools of Port Loko District". That's also why initially only a 100,000 liters capacity tank was planned. Due to the fact that this school is serving two nearby communities with a large population we considered a construction of a 150,000 liters tank. An additional amount was transferred from the proposed Ferry Banda Sirma/Masampa tank and Community Center project to be able to finance the enlargement. The tank is completed with all other fittings fixed. Harvesting of rainwater is now in Progress and will be chlorinated after harvesting is completed.
Commissioning and handing over ceremony is yet to be done but the set up committee is now in charge until the handing over in September 2009. (See pictures attached)

    Idriss Kamara ( Safer Future Youth Development Project ) Over 2 Years after completion 26 Aug, 2011

    Project canceled due to community non-cooperation

    Status: Abandoned - Incomplete

    Operating Status:

    We were supposed to build a 150.000 litres tank there. We implemented the project at the same time as the others, but unexpectedly we did not meet any cooperation of the two affected villages at all. The two communities disagreed on who is responsible to provide the requested bush sticks and do the excavation.

    They were not willing to cooperate with each other and we faced problems we never faced before. Of course we could have implemented a RWHT there anyway, but concerned about the
    responsibilities the communities have to carry out after the completion of the tank, we decided not to continue our work there.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 30 Dec, 2008 Implementation Phase
    Idriss Kamara ( Safer Future Youth Development Project ) Over 1 Year after start 18 Oct, 2008

    Construction works complete

    Status: Complete - Success, Late

    Operating Status:

    FINAL REPORT ON RWHT-MAGBONTOSO/MILE 38
    From approved funds provided to support overdue projects, we have been able to support the finally completion of the Rain Water Harvesting Tank construction at Magbontoso/mile38. The constructed tank will hold a total of about 150,000 litres of rainwater. The tank has been tentatively handed over to their respective heads of schools until the actual commissioning of the tank and handing over ceremony to the schools’ Committee.
    The schools’ committee from the two schools (The Primary and Secondary Schools respectively) will be responsible to over see the sustenance of the Rain Water Tank.
    Harvesting of rainwater is in progress.
    A total of 2501 beneficiaries will now have access to safe drinking water and have also benefited from the hygiene and sanitation training organized by the Safer Future Youth Development Project WATSAN TEAM.

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  • Implementation Phase Project started on 22 May, 2007 Preparation Phase

Creation of one 150.000 litres rainwater tank for two rural communities at Church of God of Prophecy Primary School in Magbontoso

Narrative

This project was initially for Ferry Banda Sirma and Masampa. Their negative response to its implementation led us to the decision to relocate it to Mile 38 / Magbontoso. This school is among the schools in the proposal for the "Creation of 3 underground Rainwater tanks in the rural community schools of Port Loko District". That's also why initially only a 100,000 liters capacity tank was planned. Due to the fact that this school is serving two nearby communities with a large population we considered a construction of a 150,000 liters tank. An additional amount was transferred from the proposed Ferry Banda Sirma/Masampa tank and Community Center project to be able to finance the enlargement. The tank is completed with all other fittings fixed. Harvesting of rainwater is now in Progress and will be chlorinated after harvesting is completed.
Commissioning and handing over ceremony is yet to be done but the set up committee is now in charge until the handing over in September 2009. (See pictures attached)

Sustainability

Creating and measuring long-term impact

The water usage will be done like this:
Community people USD 0.07(Le 200 ) per each bucket. Each student USD 0.17(Le500) per term.

The collected money will be kept by the committee and supervised by Safer Future Youth Development Project it will then be used to maintenance and do whatever activities to upkeep the life span of the project such as cleaning of the tank after every six month, chlorination and possible repairs: water collectors,etc

Learnings

Knowledge of project and process for sharing

To have a better understanding of the attitude of a people and their constraints together. Some people could be in dire need of assistance but are reluctant to cooperate in receiving the favour.

Impact

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 2501

Inhabitants of Magbontoso and Mile 38

School Children Getting Water: 501

A total of over 509 people from the school will have to benefit from the provision of the safe drinking water. This information is from a survey conducted together with the heads of schools

People Getting Other Benefits: 559

20 construction workers
8 teachers, 30 household heads and 501students getting knowledge about hygiene and sanitation.

Maintenance/Operating Costs Annual, in US$: $67

Creating and measuring long-term impact

The water usage will be done like this:
Community people USD 0.07(Le 200 ) per each bucket. Each student USD 0.17(Le500) per term.

The collected money will be kept by the committee and supervised by Safer Future Youth Development Project it will then be used to maintenance and do whatever activities to upkeep the life span of the project such as cleaning of the tank after every six month, chlorination and possible repairs: water collectors,etc

Funding

Funded:
$14,960
Final Cost:
$16,254
$14,960:
Blue Planet Network

Plan/Proposal