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Mary Nagu Secondary School Water Project - Tanzania

Mary Nagu Secondary School Water Project - TanzaniaLocation
Hidet Village, Hanang District, Manyara Region, Tanzania

Community Description
Mary Nagu School was built at the hands of the community members of Hidet ward in 2006 to serve the youth of Basotughang and Hidet villages. Prior to the building of the school, the local youth had to travel between 8 k and 12 k to attend school. Due to a lack of transportation, students either didn't attend school or they spent 3 to 4 hours a day commuting.

In its seventh year, Mary Nagu School is still in the process of being improved. Last year the school built an efficient stove that reduced the amount of firewood used to cook by 70%.

Unfortunately, during the year before last, the water pipes from Hidet village center to the tap at the school broke in two spots.

Now the school has to pay to have water brought in every day. That cost falls on the low-income families of the students, and sometimes is the breaking point that may lead to a family not being able to afford to enroll their child in school.

Additionally, with the abundance of thorny trees in the area, the water cart often gets a popped tire and then there is no water for the day, and school must be canceled.

Project Description
This project is to repair the water pipes that supply the school.

Mary Nagu Secondary School Water Project - Tanzania

Planning has been done involving the village executive officer of Hidet village, the chairman of water for Hidet village, a representative of the school board, a teacher, and a local construction professional who specializes in water pipes and tanks.

The old pipes will be dug up and replaced. Two pipes, 9 meters in length with a diameter of 3 inches, and two pipes of 9 meters with a diameter of 4 inches will be purchased and connected.

The unskilled labor will be done by community members who will be paid a small labor wage. The community is contributing to the project by feeding the laborers and transporting the materials to the site.

Water Charity funds will be used to buy the materials and pay the local laborers.

The work will take place over 4 days and requires three people.

Project Impact
218 current students and 7 teachers will benefit from the project. In addition, 250 community members who live close to the school will be able to collect water at the tap during non-school hours.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Kimberly Bauer

Mary Nagu Secondary School Water Project - Tanzania

Comments
218 current students and 7 teachers will benefit from the project. In addition, 250 community members who live close to the school will be able to collect water at the tap during non-school hours.

Dollar Amount of Project
$300.00

Donations Collected to Date
$300.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 - This project has been fully funded through the generosity of Kent Whitaker, of Boston, MA, USA.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Peace Corps Volunteer Kimberly Bauer of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Kimberly and/or those of other PCVs in the country of service.

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.

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