Kayindu Secondary School

Uganda 350 beneficiaries Kayindu LC1, Luwero di...
Due to significant leaks in the two rainwater collection tanks already located on their premises, the students and staff of Kayindu Secondary School are forced to make the long walk to the distant borehole well. This is something that would be challenging enough for the students, but is made even more difficult by the average hour-long wait time to use the well. 
This waste of productive time is not the only problem as the school has also reported numerous incidences of sexual harassment and assault. In order to provide adequate protection for their female students, the school has had no other option than to pull teachers out of their classrooms to escort them on their way to and from the well. By adding a functional rainwater collection system on the school property, we will be able to significantly bolster the school's water supply and provide a catalyst for a brighter educational future for the 350 students and staff.
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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