Samoonga Combined Secondary School is a rural school outside Livingstone that includes both a primary and a secondary school. Both locations function with a single stand pipe, the water coming from a bore hole and then being stored in a tank with an open top. Zambezi Sunrise have cooperated with our friends at True Thabo to provide a water purification system (including a water education package) for the school. The Lifestraw Community system requires no power, removes at least 99.99% of bacteria, viruses and protozoan parasites and can purify between 70,000 – 100,000 litres of water, enough to serve a school for several years. It prevents common waterborne diseases including cholera, dysentery, gastroenteritis, Hepatitis E and Typhoid Fever. True Thabo is an American non profit organisation committed to the provision of pure water to children and schools. We have also cooperated with them in providing a water purifier to Linda Community School, and they have provided a system to Linda Sunrise Pre – School and Homework Club.
Linda Community School also benefits from the Zambezi Sunrise Trust supported bore hole and hand pump that were installed in 2019. They provide a reliable uninterrupted source of water for the children, as well as help irrigate crops for the school feeding programme and reduce the school’s mains water bill.