On January 11th Ludwig arrived at Usa River. On the same day Eliet Senkoro took us to Kisangara and dropped us off at the Malage Vocational Training Centre. We were warmly welcomed by Gasiano Senzighe and his family. Gasiano Senzighe is the principal of the school, for the next weeks we will live with his family.
The Malage VTC is a boarding school, that offers education programs of tree years to become a mechanic, an electrician and more. The site is very big and hosts about 100 students and some lifestock.
Water is supplied by cisterns, some filled with rain water and some filled with spring water from the nearby mountains. The water from the mountains has very good quality, but the pipe with the water supply is only open for one hour during the week. Therefore this source of water with good quality is limited.
The family of Gasiano Senzighe only consumed boiled water, the students mostly drink untreated water. Our devices at the school are meant to ensure the students have access to save and treated water.
During the next few days we will shop for the materials we need to build the two devices. Most materials we except to find in the nearby small city of Mwanga. For the unusual items such as a copper pipe, we will need to da 90 minute drive to Moshi. On Tuesday we are planning to start with the building of the devices and to hold a seminar for the students.