Water Catchment at Two Schools

In March of 2012, with community participation, we completed our first two rain catchment units at Maruvango Primary (700 students) and Secondary school (300 students). There had been no drinking or washing water available at the schools.

A rainwater catchment system directs water from a roof to a large storage tank via clean gutters and a filter system.

The village community raised money (i.e. Women sold chickens) for the construction materials, assisted with construction and everyone helped make bricks for the tank. 
Another two units, one at each school, were added the following three years. Leslie was asked to open the spigot allowing fresh water to flow on visits in 2013 and again in 2016
Washstands next to the latrines have been built for hand washing at each school

“The Fund has built four ferrocement rain catchment tanks, each harvesting 30,000 liters of rainwater. Tippy taps or wash stations were provided to both schools (these conserve valuable water).
Families are adding these “tippy taps” at their homes. “

Drinking water cups were provided along with plastic tanks, 500 liters each, for both schools.

Plastic water units—- what for? These are so the students can have clean water once the water level is low in the large catchment units. They are located near classrooms.

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