Community development entrepreneurs were trained to construct high quality RWH systems at the school and the surrounding community.

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Narrative

The construction of this RWH system was relatively easy except for the location of the school. Being so rural the commute to the school took quite a long time but once the construction team was in place the work went perfectly. A low building allows for easy access to the roof and not needing to stand way up on ladders all day. Also the ACI representative in the community has a work history as a "fundi" or craftsman. This experience was valuable to us as he speeded up the work quite a bit.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 29 Aug, 2012 Implementation Phase
  • Implementation Phase Project started on 27 Aug, 2012 Preparation Phase

Community development entrepreneurs were trained to construct high quality RWH systems at the school and the surrounding community.

Narrative

The construction of this RWH system was relatively easy except for the location of the school. Being so rural the commute to the school took quite a long time but once the construction team was in place the work went perfectly. A low building allows for easy access to the roof and not needing to stand way up on ladders all day. Also the ACI representative in the community has a work history as a "fundi" or craftsman. This experience was valuable to us as he speeded up the work quite a bit.

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

We did not encounter any issues that were too far out of our normal purview explained in this entire round of RWH reporting. Besides some very large wood beetles that made their presence known to us after we began our work the entire project went at smooth as possible.

Learnings

Knowledge of project and process for sharing

In the overview I mentioned the previous skills of the ACI representative in the community. For me as an implementer I think I sometimes forget how important previous knowledge is. Our representative, Phillip brought me back down to earth on this front. Showing me that, yes there is one way to do things, but to adjust that style according to locally available materials and best practices on this side of the world is extremely important.

Impact

People Impacted: 545

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 545

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: 535

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: 545

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:
$2,192

Plan/Proposal