The borehole project will serve a rural Ugandan school, St. Bonaventure, where about half of the children are orphaned. The parish community visiting on Sundays, teachers, staff and families will also benefit from the borehole on school grounds.

Narrative

We taught water, hygiene and sanitation classes and had the students learn how to properly clean jerrycans, keep the borehole sanitary and protect it from contamination. We talked about personal hygiene and hyration as well.

  • Erin Huber of Drink Local. Drink Tap.
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    Implementation Status: completed Thu 23 May 2013, Over 7 Years ago

    Letters from St Bonaventure School

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  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 10 Jul, 2012 Implementation Phase
  • Erin Huber of Drink Local. Drink Tap.
    Implementation Status: completed Sun 01 Jul 2012, About 8 Years ago

    Executive Director, Drink Local. Drink Tap., Inc.

    We have made a full documentary that is releasing in festivals in 2013 called, Making Waves from Cleveland to Uganda, which shows the project from conception to completion. Our Youtube channel and flickr page holds many photos and videos showing various additional stories from the community and images which are still being used to inspire others to support our local and global work. Here is a clip from Hamza explaining the St Bonaventure borehole project, the need for safe water access and sends his thanks to YOU for your support.

    The full-legth documentary can be seen in film festivals in 2013 and 2014. A trailer and 26 minute pre-project completion version of the video can be viewed and shared online through our website at no cost.

  • Erin Huber of Drink Local. Drink Tap.
    Implementation Status: completed Fri 29 Jun 2012, About 8 Years ago

    St Bonaventure School post-borehole construction

    The students and parish at St Bonaventure Primary School are very pleased with the borehole that was constructed in June 2012. After Drink Lcoal Drink Tap left Mulajji Village in June 2012, Teddy Mwonyonyi , a Ugandan school teachers from Cleveland Ohio, visited the project and the community was so happy. The students and parish staff were especially thankful foe the borehole and the students said " we promise, we promise we will take care of OUR water."

    Erin Huber, project manage and executive director of Drink Local Drink Tap has been in contact with the school periodcially via email to check in on the borehole functioning as well as the Ugandan contractors that are sourced to partner on DLDT water projects in Uganda. The source is functioning well and the plans for phase 3 are in final stages soon to be uploaded to the PWX on BPN. A gravity fed tap system will be installed later this year, 2013 after it and two other projects in Masindi Uganda are simultaneously funded.

    DLDT finished the documentary, Making Waves from Cleveland to Uganda, that shows the development and installation of this borehole project; a private link for the unreleased movie can be available upon request.
    erin@drinklocaldrinktap.org

  • Implementation Phase Project started on 4 Jun, 2012 Preparation Phase
  • Erin Huber of Drink Local. Drink Tap.
    Implementation Status: completed Wed 16 May 2012, Over 8 Years ago

    26 minute 2011-2012 pre borehole documentary version 1 and 2011 trailer

    TRAILER 2011
    http://youtu.be/Obh6guQqIuo

    26 minute version pre borehole 2011-2012
    http://youtu.be/Z9MGr5Pbqso

The borehole project will serve a rural Ugandan school, St. Bonaventure, where about half of the children are orphaned. The parish community visiting on Sundays, teachers, staff and families will also benefit from the borehole on school grounds.

Narrative

We taught water, hygiene and sanitation classes and had the students learn how to properly clean jerrycans, keep the borehole sanitary and protect it from contamination. We talked about personal hygiene and hyration as well.

Sustainability

Creating and measuring long-term impact

The water committee, head master and priests will ensure the ongoing leadership and training of the water user committee. The borehole maintenance funding will be maintained by funds from the school via the priests.

We attempted to highly suggest a small user fee to maintain the borehole, but the community simply, does not have the means to pay for water; especially when many students are orphans and the community is very rural and poor.

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

Besides funding the project in time for travels between rainy seasons, there were small misunderstandings (note really "issues") due to cultural and language barriers, but the project was mostly seamless. One of the most difficult things to leave behind was the children still using jerrycans. Even though we do our part to train and engrain sanitary habits of cleaning jerrycans regularly, people cannot do so efficiently or effectively. That is one reason we have decided to design phase three of a gravity fed tap system for late 2013 to rid students and the community of the disease ridden plastic and bring unlimited, safe tap water directly to the school.

Learnings

Knowledge of project and process for sharing

We dislike like jerrycans; we are bringing a gravity-fed tap system to the school this year, 2013. Without proper soap and hot water, it's impossible to keep jerrycans truly sanitary and REALLY have the access to safe water one needs to do everything (grow food, complete chores, wash the self, brush teeth and hydrate).

Impact

People Impacted: 1200

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 1200

Total people impacted include the fluctuating 500-700 children at St Bonaventure Primary School, it's next door high school, St Charles, and the non-orphaned student family members, priests, visitors and church goers who irregularly gain exposure to this new water source.

School Children Getting Water: 700

Almost half of the students at St Bonaventure are orphaned and about 100 of then live on the floors of a worn down building "the dormitories" on site. The two nearest previous public sources would sometimes dry up, there were lines to wait for water, girls were going into the bush with men, and the public sources were not sanitary. The children are in primary school grades k-7 (baby class through P7). Sometimes the high school students visit the school as well and may do so even more with safe water coming into gravity fed taps in phase 3 in late 2013.

Maintenance/Operating Costs Annual, in US$: $250

Creating and measuring long-term impact

The water committee, head master and priests will ensure the ongoing leadership and training of the water user committee. The borehole maintenance funding will be maintained by funds from the school via the priests.

We attempted to highly suggest a small user fee to maintain the borehole, but the community simply, does not have the means to pay for water; especially when many students are orphans and the community is very rural and poor.

Implementer: Drink Local. Drink Tap., Inc.

Funding

funded:
$10,000
Community:
$6,700
Final Cost:
$36,700

Plan/Proposal