P-3775

Secure School Water Supply

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Financing

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Project Description

Country: South Africa

Location: Grahamstown

Total Budget: $35,000

Areas of Focus: Water, sanitation and hygiene, Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Water: Supply/Access

Summary: Provide secure water supply for six schools where water shortage closes schools and students do not learn


The generations-changing impact of better education is well recognized globally. Rotary has acknowledged this impact in its Global Grants programs. The improved education of girls is recognized as being especially important.

The importance of education is magnified in South Africa because of the unusually large importance of formal education in obtaining employment. Unemployment in South Africa is currently 27% of the labor force. A further 10% of the labor force are unemployed but have given up even looking for a job. They are therefore not officially counted as unemployed. Unemployment is 37% when these "discouraged workers are included.

South African secondary education finishes in Grade 12 with the writing of Metric exams. There are no other formal recognized qualifications for exiting secondary schooling at any other level. Obtaining a Metric certificate improves one's chances of finding a job somewhat. With Metric plus a tertiary qualification employment chances improve sharply. There is a dramatic improvement if one has Metric plus a University degree. Unemployment amongst South Africans with University degrees is only 6%. This is low even by global standards and is remarkable for a country with one of the highest unemployment rates in the world.

Grahamstown is in a drought-stricken part of the country. Even when there is sufficient water the Municipality battles to provide sufficient pressure to get water to high lying areas like where most township schools are located. It is common for water outages during the day in such areas, making it impossible to flush toilets which rapidly become unusable.

The project will provide on-site water storage and dispensing for school when public system fails (in drought months). With water, the schools can remain open with sanitation and water supply assured. Over 1000 students will have a more positive learning experience and better success on the Metric exam.

Project Contact Person

District: 5440

Rotary Club of: Jackson Hole

Primary Contact: Ken Small

Email: d5440dg2015@gmail.com

Project Status

Signed
This project is "Signed". This means that the signatures from the club leadership have been collected. This project is now being reviewed by the district leadership for approval. Once a decision is made, the status of the project will be changed to "Approved".

Project listed for the 2021-22 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Coto De Caza-Rancho Santa Margarita del Sol (5320)

2-Jun-21

$5,000

$0

$5,000

Jackson Hole (5440)

7-Jun-21

$20,000

$5,000

$25,000

Casper (5440)

30-Jun-21

$5,000

$0

$5,000

Total

$30,000

$5,000

$35,000

DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

Project Supporting Documents

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History Log Entries

14-Apr-21

by Ken Small

Contacts added to include Presentation. and PE for RCJH, RCJH International Committee Chair, PE RC Grahamstown. More detailed budget and discussion of schools selected will be added after project is accepted onto list. pls. 4/14/2021.

14-Apr-21

System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.

2-Jun-21

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $5,000 by Jeff Sawyer of the Rotary Club of Coto De Caza-Rancho Santa Margarita del Sol, District 5320.

7-Jun-21

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $13,000 by Ken Small of the Rotary Club of Jackson Hole, District 5440.

7-Jun-21

System Entry

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

8-Jun-21

by Ken Small

Adjusted contributions to reflect D5440 Grant potential of $5000. kls

8-Jun-21

by Ken Small

D5440 potential grant is $5,000. Numbers changes to reflect potential District Grant.

10-Jun-21

by Randall Looper

Ken,

Can you please add a detailed budget of the income and expenses for the project to the documents area.

27-Jun-21

by Randall Looper

Ken,

you still need to complete a detailed budget of the projects income and expenses and upload it to the documents area. You also need to complete the signature process and have yourself and the 21-22 club President sign it.

30-Jun-21

by Ken Small

Project remains water security. Two Rotary Clubs contributed along with RC JH. Scope expanded to nine schools for water security. Total budget at $35,000.

30-Jun-21

by Ken Small

System Entry: Pledge of $5,000 by Maimie Sleep of the Rotary Club of Casper, District 5440.

2-Jul-21

by Ken Small

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

2-Jul-21

by Ken Small

System Entry: Project signed by Ken Small.

2-Jul-21

by Jim Waldrop

System Entry: Project signed by Jim Waldrop.

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