A Water Well in Tanzania
The Iyoli Water Project
In a tiny little village in Tanzania – not even on the map – there is a hole 170 meter deep in the earth that supplies water, using solar technology, to 7 distribution points around the village. I spent 2 months documenting the construction of this well and living life in the village. I also worked with the local community to create a video series in English and Swahili that that was developed as an educational tool at the secondary school.
In 2016 Strathcona Elementary, a public school in Vancouver, partnered with Iyoli primary, a village school in Tanzania as part of a virtual exchange program called THE VIRTUAL: CO:LAB (2016). School kids in Vancouver created an awareness campaign called #H2OPE that alerted the international community that Iyoli, their sister school, was in need of a clean water supply. In December 2017 Innovation: Africa secured funding and in April of 2018 Lara Kroeker went to document the project for 2 months.