Amount of grant approved (£) : 2,896

Year of grant : 2017

Nyakahanga secondary school is high up in the Kagera hills, about 60 kilometres from Bukoba. We awarded a grant of £2876 to the school’s enthusiastic head teacher so that he could build a 50,000 litres water storage tank, fed by pipes from classroom rooves. Like many parts of Tanzania, Nyakahanga gets a lot of rain for several months of the year but has to cope with months of near drought. By increasing the quantity of stored water at the school, students will have water to drink and cook with and for hand washing. The amount of study time lost to fetching water from far away sources will be much reduced.