At the start of the week, following the initial training the issues to be addressed were identified, specifically a water tank tap in the orphanage which has been broken preventing water being drawn from the tank which results in 5000 Liters of stagnant water. The orphanage is also lacking in gutter around the buildings to capture the water so that it can be directed to a storage tank.
The School has had a lot of guttering installed as a previous part of the project but is lacking in installed storage tanks to receive the water. Each tank requires a concrete platform to stand on and the necessary pipe work to direct water from the guttering.
|Cementing with the kids helping|
|The volunteer team|
|Andy and Shafi attaching the soap dispensers|
Friday consisted of mixing up another batch of concrete while filling the area enclosed by the coral blocks with coral chippings. Once full the concrete was layered over the chippings to make the initial platform. A second layer will be required to make it level. During the concrete pour two of the local children came to assist with the shoveling.
Rain water harvesting volunteer Kenya
Pictures by Tina Thorburn