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Kabukunga RC Primary School

Uganda 400 beneficiaries Kabukunga LC1, Luwero ...
$1,800 needed (100%)
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Kabukunga Primary School educates 400 students in the Kalagi community.  The students currently lack access to the most critical of "school supplies": Clean water. 
While the borehole well that the school depends on for all its water needs is not located far from the school, the process for collecting water from it is time-consuming and unreliable. Students must walk along a steep slope through dense vegetation to reach the well, which is often used by animals, then wait over an hour on average just to reach the front of the line and collect water themselves. Contributing even further to the problem is the well’s inadequate water supply, which runs dry throughout the year. By equipping Kabukunga RC Primary School with a functional rainwater collection system, we will make an immediate and critical impact on the health and safety of the school’s students and staff.
PROJECT PROPOSAL
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, their crew will place the tank on the base, 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 wall 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.

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