Innovative water pump for Mozambique’s schools
Innovative water pump for
“The aim is to bring water and sanitation to all our schools, and this is an important step in that direction,” the two Ministers declared. They reaffirmed the government’s commitment to achieving the Millennium Development Goals in the areas of education, and water and sanitation.
“Access to safe water and sanitation facilities is a crucial factor for keeping children in school and helping them to learn in a healthy environment,” UNICEF Representative Leila Pakkala said.
“Partnerships like this one are essential if we are to help
The roundabout pumps are part of a broader programme called “Flourishing Schools” initiated through a $444,000 donation from TNT. The “Flourishing Schools” programme aims to provide potable water and sanitation to 60 rural Mozambican schools. In the first phase, 30 roundabout play pumps will be installed in schools in the provinces of
WFP, together with its corporate partner TNT, have agreed to drill the boreholes while UNICEF installs sanitation facilities and provides hygiene training. The play pumps were developed by the South-African company Roundabout and are partly paid for by the World Bank.
In its efforts to reduce child mortality and morbidity caused by diarrhoeal diseases, UNICEF is supporting the Government in improving access to safe water and sanitation facilities. Only 36% of the population in urban areas and 40 % in rural areas have access to safe water and 53.3% and 28% to sanitation facilities (DNA, 2003). In 2004 UNICEF’s school sanitation programme focused its assistance on the provinces of