SLWP & Perera and Sons Pvt Ltd (2022 – 2023)

Water security through supporting SDGs through School WASH (Phase I)

A post COVID collaborative activity of Perera and Sons PLC and Sri Lanka Water Partnership (SLWP)

Sri Lanka Water Partnership has organized and supported school and school water awareness programs with support from the private sector in collaboration with regional partners such such as Ma Oya, Nilwala , Deduru Oya and Upper Mahaweli Area Water Partnerships. Its Water Messenger program has continued to be a key feature of its post COVID interaction with school communities

SLWP has carried out successful Rainwater harvesting programs in collaboration with private sector entities – Janashakthi PLC in Aranayake, by  HNB in Aranayake and NDB and other donors in Central Province .These programs included menstrual hygiene management, construction of RWH systems and toilet refurbishments for marginalized schools. This activity was organized by SLWP with support of its Partner NetWwater (NWW) in collaboration with the Central Province Dept of Education.

Read Full Report

Rain Water Handing Over Document (Sample)

Water security through supporting SDGs through School WASH (Phase II)

Provision of pipe borne water require high capital investment and is for the major part  managed by National Water Supply & Drainage Board, which serves more populated areas, which covers 54% of the population. There are water supply schemes managed by Municipal councils, Urban councils and Community water supply societies . The water received from these systems is sometimes not sufficient to meet all the requirement of the school. The school, are therefore required have alternative source such as wells..

Schools and school children are unwitting victims of water related stresses including disasters such as reduction of water availability, floods and landslides, the reasons for which are partly climate change driven and partly anthropogenic. The threat is exacerbated by catchment degradation due to ongoing illicit logging , poor land use practices , pollution of water sources by raw sewage and industrial effluents. 

School children for drinking purposes  use the pipe water available in the school, or they bring water from home. The quantity of drinking water that children is small. The quantity of water for sanitation has to be made available at the location of requirement. The children control their intake of water to avoid use of toilet facility with negative health impacts When water is not available for sanitation facilities girls tend to keep away from schools ;this is especially marked during  menstruation. The loss of school days  impacts on their education and future progress.

Reconnaissance Survey Report