Community Development Entrepreneurs were trained to install rainwater harvesting systems at Riabore primary school and will sell low cost, high quality RWH units to the surrounding community

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Narrative

At Riabore primary we have placed several tanks and gutter runs increasing the rain water catchment ability of the school many time. Two 7,500 L tanks being feed by a total of 36 m of gutter. 18 m per each tank. We also placed one 2,300 L tank being feed by 15 m of gutter. During the construction process the ACI team trained local individuals on the importance of best practice RWH construction as well as high quality materials. These individuals are now ready to sell and construct RWH systems in their home areas, increasing catchment capabilities for their friends and neighbors.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 31 May, 2012 Implementation Phase
  • Implementation Phase Project started on 28 May, 2012 Preparation Phase

Community Development Entrepreneurs were trained to install rainwater harvesting systems at Riabore primary school and will sell low cost, high quality RWH units to the surrounding community

Narrative

At Riabore primary we have placed several tanks and gutter runs increasing the rain water catchment ability of the school many time. Two 7,500 L tanks being feed by a total of 36 m of gutter. 18 m per each tank. We also placed one 2,300 L tank being feed by 15 m of gutter. During the construction process the ACI team trained local individuals on the importance of best practice RWH construction as well as high quality materials. These individuals are now ready to sell and construct RWH systems in their home areas, increasing catchment capabilities for their friends and neighbors.

Sustainability

Creating and measuring long-term impact

The community health promoter in the area will be holding meetings of a school club for the children twice a month. During these visits she will be able to check on the performance of the RWH system and report any problems she finds directly to the ACI office. The five USD is covered by the school according to the agreement the school and stakeholders signed prior to construction of the RWH system. This cost will cover any breakages due to poor use and silicone costs if the system begins to leak because of wear and tear on the gutter runs.

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

This school was the first real test for the all local ACI staff to show their training and construction abilities. After a few changes to the system post completion the system was functioning at its optimal level.

Learnings

Knowledge of project and process for sharing

Teaching problem solving skills to a local construction team is very important. In training several different situations should be presented, each having several different solutions. Creating a training environment that fosters creative problem solving is hugely important in the successful training of a local construction crew.

Impact

People Impacted: 477

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 475

Total number of students, teachers and support staff present at the school on a given day. In conjunction with the Aqua Clara bio sand filter program. Increased access to water within the school compound allows the school to use the filters to their full potential. We gathered this information from a survey done of all ACI partner schools done before the implementation of the RWH program.

School Children Getting Water: 460

Total number of students present at the school on a given day. Nursery class through standard eight. We gathered this information from a survey done of all ACI partner schools done before the implementation of the RWH program.

People Getting Sanitation: 475

Total number of students, teachers and support staff present at the school on a given day. In conjunction with the Aqua Clara hand washing stations already in place at the school. Increased access to water within the school compound makes use of these hand washing stations much easier. We gathered this information from a survey done of all ACI partner schools done before the implementation of the RWH program.

People Getting Other Benefits: 2

Community development entrepreneur and community health promoter, both ACI trained individuals are trained in construction and sales of high quality RWH systems. Increasing the knowledge base of these individuals making each a more valuable resource to their community.

Maintenance/Operating Costs Annual, in US$: $5

Creating and measuring long-term impact

The community health promoter in the area will be holding meetings of a school club for the children twice a month. During these visits she will be able to check on the performance of the RWH system and report any problems she finds directly to the ACI office. The five USD is covered by the school according to the agreement the school and stakeholders signed prior to construction of the RWH system. This cost will cover any breakages due to poor use and silicone costs if the system begins to leak because of wear and tear on the gutter runs.

Implementer: Not applicable

Not applicable

Funding

Funded:
$2,480
Community:
$39,446
Final Cost:
$2,443

Plan/Proposal