· Repaint housing building and hand washing station
· Clean out cistern
· Annual maintenance
A cistern is a large tank where the limited water supply for the school can be collected while awaiting the electricity to reach this batey. Electricity runs on a grid for periods of typically 4 hours at a time. Without a cistern, there is no guarantee that water and power are present at the same time. The director of this particular school has been having trouble soliciting funds from the ministry of education in order to do a proper cleaning of the cistern. By keeping the cistern clean, we are ensuring that the water going in to the system is free of debris and heavy algae collections due to heat are removed which adversely affect the quality of the water.
Fresh paint to the housing building, and the hand washing station are necessary annually as the direct sun fades the paint and logo tremendously. WWR has been collaborating with host schools/sponsors to incorporate beautiful murals on the systems to brighten the space.
Annual Maintenance is an essential part of the WWR mission and allows for each system to be monitored monthly for general repairs due to heavy use and exposure, quarterly filter changes, annual UV lamp changes, shocking of the tinaco (holding tank) and water testing.
H2O for Life is not a WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) project implementer. We have partnerships with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) implementing WASH in Schools projects around the world. Our NGO partners match funds needed for each school project. We also have a generous donor that provides us with an interest-free loan that, along with matching funds, allows for many projects to be started or possibly even completed before total funds have been raised. In rare situations we reserve the right to reallocate funds to alternate project(s).
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