Promotion of rainwater harvesting technology for water supply and sanitation in schools - Mwang'halanga Primary School

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Project Title

Promotion of rainwater harvesting technology for water supply and sanitation in schools - Mwang'halanga Primary School

Type

Water Supply and Sanitation

Focus Areas

Geographic Scope

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Project Partners

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Financing

Total: $8,804;

Sources of Financing: (CWI-57)

Timeframe

2007 - 2008

Status

Satisfactorily completed

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Description

The project aims to demonstrate how rainwater harvesting technology can be used to improve water supply and sanitation in schools, which are located in areas where conventional water supply sysytems such as gravity and shallow well as are not feasible.


There will be construction of a one rainwater harvesting tank of 50,000 litres and the project will develop two wing improved pit latrines(VIP) connected with the rainwater havesting tank of 10,000 litres capacity. Each wing will be for one gender for the students hygiene. There will also be some seminars on hygiene education and environmental sanitation. It is expected that the project will contribute significantly to the reduction of outbreaks of water borne diseases in Mwnang'halanga village, Kwimba District, Mwanza Region.


Notable Community Participation
  • School community will participate in the project implementation by providing stones, sand and gravel.
Capacity - Building Component
  • Seminars that will be conducted in the schools on hygiene and environmental sanitation will build the capacities of the school children and hence the community of these areas.
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
  • With improved hygiene and environmental sanitation , it is believed that the livelihoods of the school community will improve and there will be reduction in water borne diseases outbreaks.
  • Increased study time because of availability of water within shorter distances for students.
Gender Focus
  • The project will have effects to both gender, a they will both be trained, and availed with water for their hygiene.
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples
  • School community will participate in the project implementation processes.
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
  • Project will raise public awareness on importance of water and sanitation, as far as the Millenium Development Goals.
Policy Impact
  • The project may contribute toward influence of water policy at instituitional level and local level.
Inovative Financial Mechanisms
  • Establishment of water fund for sustainability of the project results.
Project Results
(1) Increase availability of water at school
(2) Improved student's personal hygiene and sanitation around school compounds.
(3) Diseases caused by contaminated water reduced by 80%
(4) Girl children drop out due to absence of private toilet facilities eradicated
(5) Improved academic performance due to settled minds on the part of students as a result of reliable supply of water .

Expected Outcomes

Achievements: Results and Impact

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References

See also

  1. Water supply and empowerement of the Hadzabe indigenous communities, Tanzania
  2. Water Conflict and Cooperation/Nile River Basin
  3. The Nile: Moving Beyond Cooperation
  4. Supporting community based water supply and sanitation project in Zanzibar
  5. Strategic Action Programme for the Integrated Sustainable Management of the Congo river Basin
  6. School Compounds Greening Project, in Misungwi District, Mwanza Region, Tanzania
  7. Removal of Barriers to the Introduction of Cleaner Artisanal Gold Mining and Extraction Technologies
  8. Reduction of women's workload through sustainable water supply , sanitary environment and afforestation, Tanzania
  9. Promotion of rainwater harvesting technology for water supply and sanitation in schools - Nella Secondary School
  10. Promotion of rainwater harvesting technology for water supply and sanitation in schools - Mhande Secondary School
  11. Promotion of rainwater harvesting technology for water supply and sanitation in schools - Mallemve Primary School
  12. Promotion of rainwater harvesting technology for water supply and sanitation in schools - Kikubiliji Secondary School
  13. Partnership Interventions for the Implementation of Strategic Action Programme (SAP) for Lake Tanganyika
  14. Nile Transboundary Environmental Action Project (NTEAP)
  15. Makambako Shallow Wells Project, Tanzania
  16. Mainstreaming Groundwater Considerations into the Integrated Management of the Nile River Basin
  17. Mainstreaming Climate Change Considerations into Integrated Water Resources Management in Pangani River Basin (Tanzania)
  18. Lake Jipe Conservation Project, Tanzania
  19. Involving School Communities to Conserve Lake Victoria Project, in Musoma Rural District, Tanzania
  20. Involving Kyaka Community in the Conservation of Kagera River Basin Project, Bukoba Rural District, Tanzania
  21. Expansion of Cashew Nut Production as an alternative source of income to fishing, Tanzania
  22. Economic Empowerment of Women through Alleviating the Water Hyacinth From Kagera River Project, Bukoba Rural District, Tanzania
  23. Control of Water Hyacinth in Speke Gulf Project, Tanzania
  24. Community Conservation of Tanzania's Endangered marine life and habitats
  25. Capacity building to strengthen water supply and sanitation management for Department of Water Zanzibar
  26. Capacity building for Zanzibar Water Authority (ZAWA)
  27. Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystem (ASCLME) Project

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