The Nambale Magnet School needs a Full Cycle Water System
The water situation in third world countries due to the effects of global warming. As the climate gets hotter, areas on the equator such as the Nambale Magnet School are especially vulnerable to water shortages. Additionally, the storms become more intense and destructive. The situation is reaching proportions that is turning water into the gold standard for third world countries.
The Nambale Magnet School has a 55 foot hand dug well and two cisterns. This was sufficient when there were only 30 children and a small staff. In the past 9 years, the student population has grown to 380 with 48 staff members and a full working farm. The current system, couples with unreliable weather patterns has caused great challenges for the school.
UPDATE: This cause has been funded by a Rotary International Grant, Click to view Project Progress
The Cornerstone Project seeks to secure funding for a full cycle water system to be constructed at the Nambale Magnet School in Western Kenya.
The proposed full cycle water system consists of the following
Provides clean, safe potable water for human & livestock consumption, cooking, bathing, washing of dishes & clothes as well as excess water may be sold to the surrounding communities at the minimal price in an effort to assist in overall costs of operating and maintaining the system.
Grey Water Recycling
Estimated 50% or more reduction of potable water consumption by using it to flush toilets, wash floors and animal units, irrigate vegetation in greenhouses and open farm land for food production wash vehicles.
A drip system used to distribute treated grey waters throughout the greenhouses and farmland to increase the production of fruits and vegetables. Excess produce can be sold providing an additional source of income and improving upon the schools overall goal of sustainability.
Waste to Fuel Biodigester
Eco-friendly, efficient sanitation system process produces methane & carbon dioxide gases yielding a clean source of fuel for cooking, lighting, etc while producing a rich slurry providing an organic fertilizer for the fruit and vegetable agriculture.
In order to make all the new systems work in unison, we also need to focus on providing clean, renewable energy sources including but not limited to solar power, gravity, biogas fuel and manual pumps (for backup) will be incorporated to power these systems and to make everything work.
In order to keep growing more food and continue our commitment to sustainability we’re raising...
The school would like to construct a biodigester that will handle waste from the animals and humans ...
In an effort to complete the new dairy unit structure being built on the farm at the Nambale Magnet ...