During these past few years, the outbreak of cholera has been the most concerning issue for people in Buliyaheke, a community area around Lake Victoria, Tanzania. Numbers of people in Buliyaheke and its surrounding islands have died because of cholera, as they heavily depend on the water from Lake Victoria and consume the contaminated water from Lake Victoria. People in Buliyaheke collect their drinking water directly from the lake and consume it without any prior treatment, where the water unfortunately has been contaminated by various activities.
In order for the project to be sustainable, not only local materials but also local participation will be needed. This project is collaborating with the local non-government and non-profit organisation, Fishers Union Organisation (FUO). FUO is a fisher's community which was established to improve primary health care and sustainable development in the fishing communities of Lake Victoria.
*Introducing the water purification through SODIS method for the community
*Education program to show the importance of water treatment to provide clean and safe drinking water
The project is ongoing and we are now looking for a person to strenghten the team within social science. This to enable them to fulfull one of their main task, to educate the people in Buliyaheke of the impotans of water treatment. The group want to strengthen their kompetens to enable education in rural areas make sure the communication is satisfying.
Does this feel like a challenge you can't miss, don't hesitate to apply!