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

Narrative

Due to the extremely rural location of this school the entire process was made a little more difficult. The construction of the system consisted of two gutter runs connecting to a 10,000 L tank on one school building. The travel was the most difficult issue we experienced during the construction process here.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 4 Oct, 2012 Implementation Phase
  • Implementation Phase Project started on 3 Oct, 2012 Preparation Phase

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

Narrative

Due to the extremely rural location of this school the entire process was made a little more difficult. The construction of the system consisted of two gutter runs connecting to a 10,000 L tank on one school building. The travel was the most difficult issue we experienced during the construction process here.

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

Due to the poor roads in this area the Aqua Clara construction team delayed this school for quite a while, it is simply in accessible by vehicle 98% of the year. After waiting for the rainy season to take a small hiatus we were able to bring a vehicle within two miles of the school and walk our equipment in from there. This was a difficult task but quite necessary. The school was in dire need of water and now they have it in abundance within the school compound.

Impact

People Impacted: 362

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 360

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: 350

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: 360

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:
$2,330

Plan/Proposal