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