Conclusion of Rwamagana School Water Project – Rwanda
This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Malcolm Cunningham. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.
The project was to install a rainwater collection and storage system for Excel Bilingual Nursery and Primary School.
I worked with a local contractor on identifying the materials and tank suitable for the rainwater catchment system. The base was constructed with large stones, cement and sand, all purchased locally. Local laborers helped the contractor to build the base.
The 2,500 liter tank was purchased and transported from Kigali. The cost of transport was higher than expected, but after discussing the issue with the tank company, we were able to reduce the price so that we remained within the budget allotted.
The headmaster of Excel School, Callixte Kalimwabo was pleased with the project, and understood the responsibility of the school to complete the final phase of installation of the gutters and piping to carry water to tank.
We are grateful to Malcolm for carrying this project forward prior to his departure from Rwanda. We again wish to thank the Elmo Foundation for providing the funding.