Funding a clean water source for Nyarubanda Secondary school

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Partner(s): Mboni Ya Vijana
🇹🇿 Tanzania
£1500

This proposal seeks to fund our third clean water source, in Tanzania, with £1,500 in capital from our village pot.

Clean water is essential for human life. It is equally critical to the education of all school-age children."

Where are we drilling?

Nyarubanda Secondary School is a girls and boys day secondary school in Kigoma District Council with 1083 students, from which 407 girls and 676 boys. In addition, the school has 27 employees residing nearby or in the school. The primary water source for the school is a stream from about 2.3km and rainwater which is not effective throughout the year.

The water challenge has resulted in underperformance among students and unexpected absentees, especially girls. In addition, there have been issues with waterborne diseases due to dirty and unsafe water leading to further absentees and reduced performances in measurement exams.

Due to mandated health rules, the school is on high alert for water needed to maintain a protocol for frequent hand washing and cleanliness.

Drilling a borehole at the school will provide a long-lasting water solution to the school, enabling peace of mind and settlement of the students when they are at school.

The drilling work will be organised by our long term partner Benedicto Hosea and his youth organisation Mboni Ya Vijana.

Why we work with Benedicto

Benedicto Hosea has lived in this region his entire life and has perfected a technique whereby local youth use simple equipment to hand drill down to the water table over several days and then install a rope pump they have made themselves. It's a simple and easily maintainable solution, making it a sustainable approach to clean water provision.

Impact

Building this clean water source will directly benefit the 1083 students, 27 employees' families and the community members who live close to Nyarubanda Secondary School.

Clean water at the school will reduce time wasted on water collection from the stream, improve the health of the students and the community, and improve the academic performance of the students and school.