Kinyasano Girls High School

The water and sanitation need at this school reached crisis mode in the 2015 dry season. The borehole pump, which was the only supply that could span the dry season, failed, but was repaired as an emergency measure. Chronic rationing and water shortages in the area mean that despite infrastructure work being undertaken by the local authority, no supply to the school is planned. Consequently WATSAN is planning a new spring protection and short pipeline from above the school to a tapstand in the school compound.

The bulk of this project consists of sanitation improvements direly need at this school, including a new bath-shelter, and new ventilated improved privies for pupils and staff.

Funding for this project has come to WATSAN from Bishops Waltham Rotary Club in the UK, in conjunction with other local clubs. The project is being monitored locally by Rukungiri Rotary Club, and is being worked on in 2020.

General sustainability work

Following the completion of a six-week study project, priorities for maintenance of schemes completed by WaterAid/WATSAN over the past 25 years have been established.

Concurrently with construction projects, the team is implementing a sustainability workplan, with attention to issues such as organisation and management committees needing refreshing; water sources becoming overgrown; or small repairs needed to tapstands.

A general sensitisation plan has been developed in order to ensure that the local communities give all the necessary attention to the operation, maintenance and administration of their schemes. Continuity of service to over 30,000 people is at stake in the implementation of this plan!

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