Project Objective

To meet specific engineering needs identified by individual partner schools to help support the successful and safe running of their school facilities.

About the project

In 2016 it was identified by Siyawela Primary school that Project Zulu could provide support for their water shortages experienced during their annual dry season. Siyawela Primary is a rural school based on the outskirts of the Madadeni Township. Both the school and its surrounding area can often be affected by poor water supply due to their isolated location. During their dry season the school is often unable to successfully grow its own vegetables needed for school lunches which, for many learners, is their main meal of the day.

A team of students and supporting academic from the UWE Bristol Faculty of Environment and Technology began work in 2016 to explore and implement ways the school could safely collect and harvest its rain water to supply them throughout the dry season. The project has been reviewed and maintained successfully each year and there are plans for a replica system to be installed at another rural partner school.



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