Following the Kabagwe school project's completion, which saw a water pump installed, the District Grand Prefect announces supporting another school with a similar project.
Sasajilim Secondary School (shown below), in the Manyoni District of Singida Region in Tanzania, has similar restricted access to a water supply.
In this instance, the students have to bring 5 litres of water each day to school, purchased from a limited water source in the local village. This is expensive for families on limited income and insufficient for the school's needs.
The District has raised funds to allow local workers to build an underground concrete rainwater harvesting tank (of between 35,000 and 55,000 litre capacity). This will allow the school to collect rainwater which should be sufficient for its needs.
The Tanzania development Trust has recently completed four similar schemes at other schools in neighbouring areas, which have proven to be of great benefit to the pupils and staff.
Funds have been received and put to good work. The attached reoprt shows the works are nearing full completion. The tank has been fitted, the toilets built - the system now needs to be connected up and commissioned.