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WOMEN WASH
ADVOCATES
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Location


Girlschool Queens College in Lagos, Nigeria

Issue


Water turns brown and is undrinkable. Persistent contamination of drinking and domestic water in school water supply over many years. There have been incidences of illness and even death associated.

Method

  • WIR Technical Manager acts as mentor to WIR Intern to investigate what solutions could apply to the school

  • WIR intern consults with young women in Queens College to get personal stories related to water problems and pictures

  • WIR intern produces a series of 6 reports with pictures for a German audience, and presents them online and in person.

  • WIR intern will involve 3-5 other young women in Lagos, Germany and other countries in sharing their own water stories (500€ honorarium each)

  • Water will be tested to determine chemical composition

  • Interviews with school leadership will illuminate institutional challenges

  • Intervention plan will be designed which may include equipment upgrades; completely new system; better maintenance practices; better financial administration for example

  • Budget and bill of quantities will be created.

  • WIR Culture of Maintenance service contract budget will be proposed

Exit plan


We anticipate requiring an additional €30,000 to implement solution including WIR service contract for ongoing maintence.

Reach

  • 4.000 young women

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