Following the success of the first Blue Schools project, a second project, this time in India, was formulated. This project took place in nine schools in the Himalayan region of India, and has improved the learning conditions of around 3,600 children and school staff.
Following the success of Blue Schools in Koulikoro Mali, it was decided to extend the project. This included building toilets for the teachers, providing hand-washing basins that used rainwater harvested from the toilet block roofs, improving the boys toilets and more training.
The first IRHA Blue Schools project; implemented between 2007 and 2008 in two schools in Koulikoro, Mali. The schools are located in the villages of Dialakoro and Zambougou and teach over 455 children. Both schools now have access to water and sanitation.
Following the success of the Blue Schools in Anwiankwanta, Ghana project, Ms Paulina Opei, Founder of the NGO Save Our Lives Ghana (SOLGh) and Director of the orphanage, requested an extension. It took place between September and November 2010 and has benefited 85 children and 8 staff members.
This project took place between May 2009 and June 2010 in the Ramakrishna spiritual and hospital centre in Lucknow, India. We introduced rainwater harvesting for groundwater recharge, using rainwater from the buildings' roofs. The water table has already stopped sinking and in the coming years will start to rise.
This project took place in a primary school and an orphanage in Anwiankwanta, in the Ashanti region of Ghana, between May 2009 and May 2010. The construction of three 45,000 litre water tanks means the 665 children now have a sustainable supply of clean water.