St. Matthew Kiwangala Central Primary School

Uganda 500 beneficiaries Kiwangala, Masaka dist...

Project Complete!

For the students and staff at St. Matthew Kiwangala Central Primary School, collecting adequate water for each day’s needs is an arduous process. Without a water source of its own, the school is forced to send young children and teachers to a shallow well in the area that is also used by 700 individuals from the community. Because of the large number of people using the well, wait times are long- students and staff stand in line for an hour or more on average before they can access the water themselves. Combined with the fact that the walk to this well also requires students to cross a main road, it is critical that the St. Matthew Kiwangala Central Primary School is equipped with a rainwater collection system of its own so that its students and teacher have reliable and quick access to clean, safe drinking water.
Our implementing partner, Ugandan Water Project, will erect a 10,000 liter polyethylene tank on a base made of brick, hard core 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 of 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

Hamilton K-8 School

Novato, CA

The BRAVE Institute

Brooklyn, NY
October 7, 2020

Safe water for St. Matthew students

Thank you for bringing safe water to ⁠St. Matthew Kiwangala Central Primary School in Uganda!

For the students and staff at St. Matthew Kiwangala Central Primary School, collecting adequate water for...

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