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

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Narrative

Kapkobis primary school is the first school that we worked at in the Eldoret region. We knew through there excellent history in participation with the BSF program the RWH program was going to be a success. We have an excellent team member placed in that area and he really held his own during the construction process. The community surrounding the school was very interested in maximizing their own homes RWH potential. All very positive since the secondary motive of placing the systems at the school is to increase visibility and to try to get these types of projects, on a smaller scale, into peoples own compounds.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 21 Aug, 2012 Implementation Phase
  • Implementation Phase Project started on 20 Aug, 2012 Preparation Phase

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

Narrative

Kapkobis primary school is the first school that we worked at in the Eldoret region. We knew through there excellent history in participation with the BSF program the RWH program was going to be a success. We have an excellent team member placed in that area and he really held his own during the construction process. The community surrounding the school was very interested in maximizing their own homes RWH potential. All very positive since the secondary motive of placing the systems at the school is to increase visibility and to try to get these types of projects, on a smaller scale, into peoples own compounds.

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

Motivating the school to repair the taps on their existing tanks was a challenge at this school. Since school was on break during our construction time it was difficult to access the head teacher and school board for this school. Although through careful planning we had a contract stating that the school was indeed responsible for the taps on their original tanks. Thus the problem was solved.

Learnings

Knowledge of project and process for sharing

We did not take much away from this project except for a thankfulness for the original paperwork and scouting we did to ensure the school would keep to its original promises.

Impact

People Impacted: 320

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 318

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: 307

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: 318

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:
$2,560

Plan/Proposal