Ntsika Secondary School in Grahamstown South Africa has graduated the leading students in the township.  This outstanding achievement by 700 students was accomplished in a facility with practically no working sanitation facilities, intermittent water supply of questionable quality, and a wetlands on the school grounds that received raw sewage from the school.
 
The Rotary Club of Jackson Hole joined with Rotary Clubs in Fort Collins, Colorado, and Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia to raise funds for an International Project in Grahamstown, South Africa. Rotarians were supported by generous donations from local citizens that caused the project to be fully funded.  Our funds are being combined with donations from the Rotary Club of Uttoxeter U.K., the Rotary Club of Grahamstown, the Rotary Districts of each club, and The Rotary Foundation, The estimated cost of the total project is USD 109,418.
The project will rehabilitate several ablution blocks (bathrooms) that have fallen into unacceptable condition.  Water storage tanks and pumps will be installed at the school to assure utility water and potable water is available at all times.  An existing sanitary system will be connected to the city sewer. And a scullery will be built to provide the surfaces and water for students to wash their dishes from the mid-day meal.
 
This is the second project in a year that joined the Rotary Club of Grahamstown and the Rotary Club of Jackson Hole to provide water and sanitation in a major school.  As an international project, The Rotary Foundation provides matching funds for cash donations, donations by Rotary Clubs, and funds designated for the project by Rotary Districts. 
 
Through the generosity of Rotarians and non-Rotarians, the project was funded in only a few months.  Contributions to The Rotary Foundation‚Äôs Annual Fund are used to provide the match for international projects which, in a normal year, will amount to over $120 Million USD. 
 
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