A few months ago, the students from 6th standard started a vegetable growing project in the backyard of our school with the help of Teach for India fellows Noopur Pandit and Joana Mouzinho. Day by day, as we water the soil, we observe the saplings growing and await for the moment the school produces its own vegetables.
Now, we want to go even further. When overviewing the school's problems, the one which stands out to be of greatest concern and emergency is the inconsistent availability of water. While on most days water supply is not a problem, on other days it falls short.
This is why we need your help. The school would like to build a rain water harvesting system on the roof of the school, as a means to combat water scarcity. The system will work in such way, that the rain water during the monsoon season will be accumulated and stored for later use. In this way, students will not be deprived of water during the dry seasons.