People in many areas of the Horn of Africa walk for miles every day to get water. It is a daily task for every household. Many schools lack water supply which makes it difficult for students to study while they are thirsty.
ARAHA operates the only two high schools in Shegerab; the largest Eritrean refugee camp in Sudan. Both schools do not have an adequate water supply. Not only they have to bring water tanker every day but also, they don’t have proper and healthy storage for the water. Last year, EMC had raised enough money to install water catchment at the girl's campus of the school. With this campaign, we hope to install one at the boy's campus.Why Water catchment project?
Water catchment allows schools to collect rainwater every time there is rain reducing the cost of buying water. Additionally, the water catchment provides proper and healthy storage water for the school reducing the spread of contiguous diseases among students benefiting over 400 students and staff. Water catchment is an innovative method to combat severe drought.
Description of the project:
Gutter will be installed around the school’s roof in order to direct rainwater into a single point of storage. The storage will be either a huge fiber/plastic tank with a capacity of 6,000 liters or a tank built from concrete and cement (2.5 x 3 x4 m). Pipes and faucets will be installed in order for students to drink or use the water.