Let's Go H2O! Rainwater Reserve at a Local School

Year: 2017
Country: Comoros
Project Investment: $5,443.99
Project Status: Funded
Sector: Education

Project Launch: 1-4-18

The community of Bandrani M'tsangani is rallying around the installation of a water reserve at its local secondary school. This school houses 900 students who come from over 10 different villages in the region. School leaders have worked towards providing a student-friendly environment by developing a library, cafe, and sanitation facilities. Unfortunately, the school's pit latrines are not in use because of a regional water problem. The closest water source is over 5 kilometers away and the lack of water causes many problems, including low student morale, poor sanitation, and a hostile school environment for female students. The goal of this project is to construct a rainwater reserve for the school in order to allow the facility to be more effective in meeting the needs of its students.

Project Update: 3-12-18

With enormous support and help from the entire school and greater community, the construction site was cleared and work successfully commenced. The foundation has been successfully installed and the cistern's eight walls are nearly finished.

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