Kirehe is a refugee community in Rwanda on the border of Tanzania. The G.S. Migongo School in Kirehe has 1,382 primary students and 312 secondary students. In order to provide both schools with a sustainable source of clean water, two underground cisterns have been built to collect and filter rainwater off of the schools’ roofs. Each cistern is capable of holding 35,000 litres of water, more than enough to last through the Rwandan dry seasons. This water is used for drinking, hand washing and cleaning purposes by students and teachers. Hand washing stations have been built outside of the latrines and workers from the nearby clinic will teach the students about the importance of hygiene in preventing illness. The schools is providing soap so that each child can wash their hands at least once daily at school. The Kirehe community has put forth a portion of the cost of the project. We love this partnership! A local Water Committee will monitor and maintain the cisterns during and after construction.