At the heart of the intervention lies a solar-powered system to access clean water in the long-term perspective. Historically methods such as rain harvesting has been unsustainable due to irregular weather conditions.
The water is then transferred to six primary schools, using gravitational flow. The schools will also be provided latrine facilities, separated by gender. This will make a huge difference, not least for menstruating girls, making it possible for them to continue going to school all days of the month.
18 surrounding villages will get taps installed as a continuation of the school’s water access. An additional 30 villages will get either new or repaired boreholes, significantly shortening the distance to access clean water. A condition for such access is that the villagers build latrines to stop the practice of open defecation, something that has huge health benefits.
Throughout the project training in hygiene and sanitation is key and mechanics will be trained in order to maintain the water installations as efficiently as possible. The project promises water access for at least 15 years.
Solar powered system to access clean water
Transfer through gravitational flow to provide 6 primary schools with water and latrines
18 surrounding villages will get taps installled for nearby access to water
30 villages will get new or repaired boreholes
The local communities will get trained in hygiene and sanitation
Each village needs to construct latrines in order to get access to clean water