Amount of grant approved (£) : 18,000

Year of grant : 2017

Many secondary schools in the arid district of Manyoni lack clean water for drinking and any water for cleaning and hand washing. With generous support from the Hilden Trust we gave grants of £4,500 to four schools (Isseke, Heka, Kinangali and Chikuyu) so that they can build large water storage tanks.

Water will be ‘harvested’ from classroom roofs and then stored in the water tanks. The tanks will benefit both students and teachers due to reductions in water borne illnesses.