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

The inclusion of the RWH system with the bio-sand filter program has brought the school up to the WHO standard of safe drinking water within the school compound. ACI trained individuals constructed the RWH system here at the end of June and it has been in full use since then. During the initial surveying of the school ACI recognized that the school already had an existing eight to ten thousand water tank. ACI capitalized on this opportunity and connected it to the RWH system. In addition to the dual 8,000 L tanks purchased and installed by ACI the existing tank put the storage capacity around 25,000 L of water.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 1 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

The inclusion of the RWH system with the bio-sand filter program has brought the school up to the WHO standard of safe drinking water within the school compound. ACI trained individuals constructed the RWH system here at the end of June and it has been in full use since then. During the initial surveying of the school ACI recognized that the school already had an existing eight to ten thousand water tank. ACI capitalized on this opportunity and connected it to the RWH system. In addition to the dual 8,000 L tanks purchased and installed by ACI the existing tank put the storage capacity around 25,000 L of water.

Sustainability

Creating and measuring long-term impact

Because of the nature of the RWH system materials sustainability is not a big issue. Through the use of high quality materials and best practices within the RWH community the system installed here will be able to last for as long as the school building. Baring any vandalism or premature destruction of the project.

Impact

People Impacted: 514

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 26

This number represents all teachers and extra school staff present at the school on a given day. It also includes the ACI trained individuals who work in the community surrounding the school.

School Children Getting Water: 488

All students from nursery school to standard eight present at the school on a given day. Easy access to rain water within the school compound has made a huge difference in the school day lives of these students. Sticking to the WHO standard of 2 L per person, per day. The school will now have the ability to feed their bio-sand filters with rain water collected within the school compound. The previous method for filling the filters was to send the students out twice a day about 800 M one way to the closest water source to collect water for the filters. This gives the students much more time during the day in class, along with not exhausting them through the physical labor of collecting the water.

People Getting Other Benefits: 2

These are the ACI trained individuals who work in the community surrounding the school. The RWH program has increased the visibility of the program within their communities thus making sales much easier to make.

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

Creating and measuring long-term impact

Because of the nature of the RWH system materials sustainability is not a big issue. Through the use of high quality materials and best practices within the RWH community the system installed here will be able to last for as long as the school building. Baring any vandalism or premature destruction of the project.

Funding

Funded:
$2,765
Community:
$250
Final Cost:
$2,750
$2,765:
Schools for Water

Plan/Proposal