Project

Ndejje Parents’ Infant School

Uganda 250 beneficiaries Nyimbwa LC1, Luwero di...

Project Complete!

Ndejje Parents’ Infant School serves 250 students in the Nyimbwa community. Although the school has piped water in its facilities–a rarity among schools in Uganda– the network is highly unreliable and water can be shut off for days at a moment’s notice. When this happens, the students and staff are forced to either collect contaminated water from a shallow well in the area or threaten the ability of a nearby school to meet the water needs of its own students by asking for water from the neighboring facility’s supply. By equipping Ndejje Parents’ Infant School with a rainwater collection system, we will release the school body from its unstable water supply and ensure that the young students and staff members can store up on clean water to help them weather periods when their piped network is shut off.
PROJECT PROPOSAL
Our implementing partner, The Ugandan Water Project, will erect a 10,000-liter polyethylene tank on a base made of brick, hardcore, and cement. Once cured, our crew will then place the tank on the base and make an overflow hole in the top of the structure and attach a pipe to it that will extend six inches beyond the perimeter of the base. Crew members will also attach face boards to the roof of the building adjacent to the tank in order to create a suitable surface to which they can attach the gutters that will allow water to flow from the metal roof to the tank. Just before the outlet pipe reaches the tank, a “T” joint will be inserted to create a first flush, a rudimentary filtration system that reduces the amount of debris and contaminants that enter the tank. The crew will then construct a protective barrier around the tank and first flush, as well as a tap stand located slightly downhill from the tank. The rainwater collection system will be paired with four Sawyer Point One water filters in order to ensure that all water collection from the tank will be safe for drinking.

Project Sponsors

Katie Spotz

Portland, ME
September 23, 2021

Ndejje Project Complete

Thank you for bringing safe water to ⁠Ndejje Parents' Infant School, Uganda!

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Ndejje Parents’ Infant School serves 250 students in the Nyimbwa community. Although the school has piped water in its...

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