Ngerengere River Eco Camp

Non-governmental organization

WATER ACCESS AT HAPPY BRICKS PRIMARY SCHOOL

Regardless being close to Ngerengere River, it comes a time the community experiences

serious drought, especially during dry season from August to December.

Besides that period of water shortage, the school children by now need to carry every

morning water in buckets from the river up to the school, in order to have enough

water there. 

 

Our school children need adequate water supply for use such as: drinking, cleanness

in the toilets and classroom floor, cooking at the kitchen, washing utensils in the

kitchen. It is estimated that about

500 litres per day are enough to cover

the need.

Without permanent and reliable water

supply for the school children, we

anticipate our children to acquire

diseases such as Cholera, Bilharzias,

Amoebic Dysentery, Typhoid and Worms.

 
Measures to be taken:

  • Installation of a water pumping system from the river to the school
  • Buy/build water tank for water storage, so we can use water also in dry season 
  • Introduction of water filtering system mainly for drinking water
  • Harvesting rain water around school as well as at Eco camp


Steps made:

  • We managed already to install a water pump from the river up to the school
  • 234 USD has been raised by Tom and Lanke (a family in Holland) whom visited Eco Camp and had a chance to work hand by hand with our school children and teachers. With this amount we expect to buy a water tank with a capacity of 1,500 litres.
    To be on the safe side, we need at least a 10,000 litres tank.

 

We invite everybody to contribute into this 

move which is intending to improve the health

of our school children, thus improve education

and finally improve living conditions of the

people along Ngerengere River.