Aqua Clara will partner with the school and install three bio-sand filters,start a Water & Hygiene club and construct a high quality rain water harvesting system at the school while training two individuals from the community to assist with this project

Narrative

This school has been an ACI partner with Bio-sand filters for quite some time. With the addition of the RWH system within the school compound labor and time collecting water have both been greatly reduced. The Aqua Clara trained RWH installer made the final installation of the RWH system in mid July of 2013. The technician secures himself an income through the work along with training any interested individuals in the surrounding community during the installation.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 13 Jul, 2013 Implementation Phase
  • Implementation Phase Project started on 1 May, 2012 Preparation Phase

Aqua Clara will partner with the school and install three bio-sand filters,start a Water & Hygiene club and construct a high quality rain water harvesting system at the school while training two individuals from the community to assist with this project

Narrative

This school has been an ACI partner with Bio-sand filters for quite some time. With the addition of the RWH system within the school compound labor and time collecting water have both been greatly reduced. The Aqua Clara trained RWH installer made the final installation of the RWH system in mid July of 2013. The technician secures himself an income through the work along with training any interested individuals in the surrounding community during the installation.

Sustainability

Creating and measuring long-term impact

The nature of the RWH systems installed is sustainable in its self. High quality materials and best practices of RWH installation will allow the system to remain functional for as long as the school building remains erect. The only maintenance needed for the system is an annual checkup of seals along the gutter run and entries into the storage tanks. This silicone is low cost and many schools can be checked in one day this making labor costs as low and effective as possible.

Impact

People Impacted: 253

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 15

This number details all of the teachers present at the school along with the support staff present at the school on a given day. Also included are the ACI trained individuals who work in the community surrounding the school.

School Children Getting Water: 238

All students nursery school through standard eight present at the school on a given day. The RWH aspect of the implementation has made a particularly large impact on these students lives. When taking into consideration the average distance traveled by these students to collect water usually around 1 KM each way. Class time has increased and the students are getting the most out of their education.

People Getting Other Benefits: 2

This number represents the two ACI trained individuals. The entrepreneurial spirit of the project is best represented here. The training and materials provided by ACI has secured a new revenue stream for these individuals within their home communities. With the addition of the RWH harvesting project to the products for sale a even greater amount of money is available to be made.

Maintenance/Operating Costs Annual, in US$: $5

Creating and measuring long-term impact

The nature of the RWH systems installed is sustainable in its self. High quality materials and best practices of RWH installation will allow the system to remain functional for as long as the school building remains erect. The only maintenance needed for the system is an annual checkup of seals along the gutter run and entries into the storage tanks. This silicone is low cost and many schools can be checked in one day this making labor costs as low and effective as possible.

Funding

Funded:
$2,765
Community:
$250
Final Cost:
$2,800
$2,765:
Schools for Water

Plan/Proposal