Project Report:
Drink Up Atauro, Timor Leste Phase Two

Nov 2016 to Jul 2017

The project:
Drink Up Atauro, Timor Leste
Technologies used:
Nazava Bening Small Water Filter
Local partner:
The problem: 

Students living in Atauro island, Timor Leste, usually drink from the available water source near their schools: rainwater stored in water reservoirs or spring water. However, these are often contaminated leading to diarrohea and stomach aches. Children regularly miss school as they are too sick to attend.

How we helped: 

We worked with our local partner, the Department of School Feeding Program, under the Ministry of Education of Timor Leste, to introduce the Nazava Bening Small and Nazava Bening XL water filters to students on Atauro island, Timor-Leste.

What people are saying: 

The National Director and the Department Chief of the School Feeding Program greatly appreciated the water filters provided by Kopernik. They were pleased that the students on Atauro island can now easily quench their thirst drinking safe, clean water.

Unfortunately, due to our local partner’s unreliable internet connection, Kopernik was not able to gain additional direct feedback from the water filters’ users themselves.

Reaching the last mile: 

Initially, Kopernik planned to distribute 108 Nazava Bening Small water filters but for the same budget, we were able to deliver 56 Nazava Bening XL water filters and 94 Nazava Bening 1 water filters, enabling more students and teachers to enjoy clean and safe drinking water.

The water filters were distributed for free to five schools: Bikeli, Beloi, Baruana, Fatu’u, and Perola de Atauro by our local partner as part of Timor-Leste's national program. Through this project, more than 900 students and teachers can now access safe drinking water on a daily basis.

The challenges: 

The main challenge of the project was the difficulty in getting updates and a final report due to the unreliable internet connection in the project location.

Technology feedback
Ministério da Educação of Timor-Leste
Ministério da Educação of Timor-Leste

Drink Up Atauro, Timor Leste Phase Two

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Ministério da Educação of Timor-Leste
Ministério da Educação of Timor-Leste

Drink Up Atauro, Timor-Leste Phase Two

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