Solar Powered borehole
Re: Request for Solar Powered Borehole support for the Chipinda Primary and Secondary Schools.
This document serves to request for assistance towards the drilling of Borehole that will support Chipinda Primary and Secondary Schools. Our wish is to assist these schools to have Water and Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) infrastructure and sustainable projects that will raise funds for the betterment of the schools. Currently the schools are relying on community bush pump borehole which during the dry season cannot meet the demands of the schools and the surrounding villages. The borehole is also oversubscribed due to non-existance of boreholes in the area. This affects the schools in engaging in meaningful projects such as poultry, and horticulture that can raise funds to support their obligations since the levies paid
by parents are not sufficient. The schools will also engage in nutrition gardens that will support the Home Grown School Feeding Programme which the Government is encouraging. The project will also go a long way in providing clean water to learners, staff and the community within the school catchment area. Availability of Water at each household within schools premises will also reduce the burden of walking long distance to fetch water for domestic use.
The schools are administered by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education of Murewa District. The schools are located in Mukarakate area under Chief Mangwende. The following are villages and number of households: Tendenguwo Village (240), Mujuru Village (220), Marumisa Village (106), and Bere Village (208) provides the catchment from which the schools learners come from. The Primary and Secondary schools have 430 and 220 learners respectively.
Land preparation for the rainy season
Beneficiaries from this project will be mainly the learners, teachers from the schools and community. The Primary and Secondary schools curriculum offer Agriculture as a practical subject which empowers learners with practical skills that will improve their future livelihoods after school. Agriculture is taught from Grade 3 up to Form 4. Learners will embark on projects and activities that will enhance the Exit Profiles as espoused in the Updated Curriculum (2015-2022).
During the peak of the dry season they do not grow crops or vegetables due to shortage of water. With the availability of solar powered borehole they will use the water for irrigation. The can produce winter crops for marketing, such green mealies, tomatoes, peas, and potatoes just to mention but a few. The produce from the project will benefit both the learners and the community since vegetables will be produced on a large scale. The schools instead of putting burden on the parents by increasing levies will raise money that will be used for the development of the schools. With the availability of adequate funding and water the schools will be able to expand their poultry projects which are currently on a small scale as evidenced by the pictures below. Water for the poultry project will be readily available. They can expand and engage into piggery since they have plenty of land allocated to the schools for such activities.
Teachers will benefit from the project since they will have water available in their residence. Households around the schools will also have clean water for consumption and for raising their livelihoods. Besides these immediate beneficiaries the project will enhance the availability of vegetables to the community.
Community involvement is guaranteed. The community will provide with manual labour, land and other locally available materials such as bricks, pit and river sand for the construction activities that may be carried out. Given that the nutrition gardens are created community will also provide with labour for enhanced production. All schools have security personnel that will take guard of the properties once they are installed for safety.
The project will be the sole responsibility of the two schools and the community through the involvement of the School Development Committees (SDCs). The schools will manage the equipment in terms of services and repairs in the event that there are breakdowns to the equipment.
We want to thank you in advance for the support
CHIPINDA SCHOOLS IN PICTURES
The school was established by The United Methodist Missionaries in 1908. It was first a preaching, point and as well where formal education was conducted to educate people about the Christian morals.
Western view of Chipinda Secondary which established in 1980 under Mr Tsopotsa as the Head of both the Primary and Secondary. By then the Secondary schools were called
The Jacaranda tree
One of oldest trees that carries a History for the Primary School where the Secretary’s Bell is still hanging from 1975. The Bell is one of the prestigious prizes in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education which symbolizes a School of Excellency. The school was once a force to recogn within the whole Region of Mashonlaqnd East Province
Compiled by: Mashaire Tendai
Quotation For the Solar Powered Borehole
- Siting $150,00
- Drilling 60m + casing and mileage $2900,00
- Installation to house $1200,00
Note: Total $4250,00 without the tank and stand. The cost of drilling, installation plus tank and stand included is $6600,00.
We are appealing for donations to support the project for clean water. The water will be used to better the livelihood of the community around Chipinda.
Donate through our bank account ING
BE95 3630 1607 4758