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

Narrative

Tingwa primary school is also another very rural school, several hours drive outside of Eldoret town. The students and teachers were very excited to have the Aqua Clara team there working on their RWH system. The team constructed three separate gutter runs, two feeding a 10,000 L tank and once feeding a 2300 L tank at the rear of the school building. Coupled with the schools existing RWH tank, the students will be in good shape for water within the school compound for many years to come.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 2 Oct, 2012 Implementation Phase
  • Implementation Phase Project started on 1 Oct, 2011 Preparation Phase

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

Narrative

Tingwa primary school is also another very rural school, several hours drive outside of Eldoret town. The students and teachers were very excited to have the Aqua Clara team there working on their RWH system. The team constructed three separate gutter runs, two feeding a 10,000 L tank and once feeding a 2300 L tank at the rear of the school building. Coupled with the schools existing RWH tank, the students will be in good shape for water within the school compound for many years to come.

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

At this school we had an issue with what was the Aqua Clara construction team's responsibility and what the school wanted us to do. I refereed the school management back to the contract they signed and that dealt with the problem.

Learnings

Knowledge of project and process for sharing

This school was another good example of why quality groundwork and scouting pays off. Had we not had the original contract at the school there could have been a bigger argument between the ACI team and the school management.

Impact

People Impacted: 314

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 312

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: 300

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: 312

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:
$2,554

Plan/Proposal