Volunteers from the Engineers without Borders (EwB) chapter at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology joined up with a rural community in northern Ethiopia to design and build a safe drinking-water system for their school.
The system collects rainwater from the rooftop during the rainy season and stores it in a stone reservoir constructed as part of the project. The water is cleaned and treated before reaching the school’s holding tank.
As a result, more than 600 students finally have access to safe drinking and washing water during the school day, all year long. The visiting Israelis formed an engineering club for older children at the school and trained them to be responsible for the maintenance of the system and treating the water.
Ces enfants éthiopiens ont enfin dans leur école de l’eau qu’ils peuvent boire et avec laquelle se laver sans risque sanitaire, grâce à un système développé en Israël par des élèves d’un lycée avec leur professeur de sciences……..