Covid-19 response in primary schools in north-western Tanzania
Engineers Without Borders Sweden is involved in several international projects. These projects concern access to water, sanitation, education, health care and energy. All our projects carried out in collaboration with our local partner organisations. As an effect of the current pandemic situation, we currently extend and rephrase some of our projects to help our partner organisations to limit the spreading and the impacts of Covid-19.
Right now, we are having top-focus on two initiatives:
We are extending our contribution just slightly in an extensive project aiming to improve the water and sanitation situation in primary schools in north-western Tanzania to reduce the spreading of Covid-19 when the schools open again after the current closing. By providing more water buckets and soap to the schools, we facilitate more frequent and adequate hand-washing, which is essential to reduce the spreading of the disease. (FYI: one bucket is about 85 SEK, a box of soap 130 SEK, and the full package for a school would be around 1000 SEK. We need 15 000 SEK in total.)
We are re-planning the further extension of a water pipeline stretching between three villages in Tanzania that was constructed in 2017. The Covid-19 related change includes water supply to a small health station now being transformed into a hospital for Covid-19 patients. We collaborate with the local government to fund the extension, and with our local partner organisation and the local government to realise it. (FYI: The total cost is estimated to 160 000 SEK, and EWB-SWE will cover 70 000 SEK of that.)
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