Education and Innovation for a Sustainable Future
“WATER IS LIFE”
Innov8 Africa works predominantly in arid and semi-arid regions. Because water is one of our scarcest resources, communities and school children walk long distances in search of it. Often, this life-giving resource is neither clean nor safe for drinking.
In 2010, we visited a school where children had died of cholera due to consuming contaminated water. They were drinking from the same stream used by livestock and wild animals. Today, we partner with 16 school communities, collecting more than 1,000,000 liters of clean water. We have constructed community water pans (ponds), collecting more than 20,000,000 liters of surface run off water. These pans are used for washing, irrigation and watering livestock from segregated water troughs.
We are currently working with three communities to build water pipelines, serving 3 schools that LBFound supports. These pipelines will also support community members.
More than 3,000 students participated in our Water Awareness Exercises, in conjunction with World Water Day and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number 6:
“CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION FOR ALL”
All of our water conservation programs are developed by school communities; including headmasters, teachers, students, school board members and community leaders. Working together with our licensed water engineer, we have developed water catchment and conservation plans for each of our schools.