To increase the acceptance of the technologies used and ensure their correct use, we train caretakers, school staff, students and the local population. The ISSB technology we are presenting on site is also attracting a great deal of interest, which is why we offer workshops on the economic benefits of the technology and the manufacture of the bricks.
Use of urine-diverting dry toilets
We have found that schoolchildren in Iyolwa could improve personal hygiene through simple rules and thus prevent illnesses. Therefore, we plan to give workshops. In particular, we want to improve the understanding of the pupils and the school staff for the dry separation toilets we have installed there and their correct use. In addition, we want to provide hygiene education in school lessons.
Training of caretakers for the maintenance of sand filter systems
In our project in Ssama and the second construction phase, we have acquired a wide range of knowledge about sand filter systems and now want to pass this knowledge on to the people in Uganda. Therefore, we have planned workshops on sand filter systems for private households. Above all, we are interested in whether the community accepts this technology. In these workshops, we will show the construction technology of the filter systems to the people in the community, so that they can build their own filter systems and thus have decentralized access to clean water.
Up to now, our ISSB machine has only been used to produce the bricks for our buildings and those of our partner organisation on site. In the future we plan to hand over the machine to the community. Therefore, during our spring trip 2017, we introduced the handling and the advantages of the ISSB stones to the people in Uganda in order to increase interest in the machine and the technology and to find a good partner for the handover of the machine.