Details of the project
For the construction of the school by our project partner it is important to implement basic hygienic standards, to supply clean drinking water and to have access to health care. But to implement the project, a fundamental expertise and financial resources for technical solutions are required. Therefore, the Iyolwa project group has been working on the planning and implementation of sanitary facilities and water filtration plants since March 2015. The next project is the construction of a health care center. The execution of the project is divided into the following project phases:
For the sanitary complex, we decided to build shower cubicles and so-called urine-diverting dry toilets. The operating principle, the reasons for choosing this technology, the maintenance and operating concept are going to be explained in more detail.
For the construction of the water treatment plant for the girls’ accommodation, a slow sand filter system was used. The caretaker of the school was trained for its maintenance.
The facilities building was built using the environmentally friendly ISSB technology. For this purpose, local bricklayers were trained, and workshops were held for students of the Technical School Iyolwa.
To supply the school with drinking water, two underground cisterns with a total capacity of 80,000 liters were built. A water treatment plant and an elevated tank were installed. Slow sand filters and ISSB technology were used like in the second project phase.
Currently the health care of sick students is quite basic. The little hospital room consisting two bed is overloaded especially during the rainy season. Therefore, together with our project partner we have decided to build a bigger health care center. We are planning a building with sleeping opportunities of 11 bed for boys and girls each and two nurses, as well as a treatment room and a dispensary for medication. The planning and execution were developed through intensive collaborative work with local experts like architects, doctors, nurses and builders with some of whom we have already worked together in the previous projects.