Captain Oarsome and the newest addition to the Oarsome revolution Olivia Blok (most recently part of a Team Oarsome top 4 result in a Welsh national event) visited Uganda to complete the construction of a 50,000 litre rainwater harvesting tank for an educational charity called TESS. The scheme is in Kapir, between Kumi and Soroti in eastern Uganda.
During their two week trip in November 2013, they were able to complete the work leaving a fully operational tank. The tank will supply the first phase of a vocational school planned for the area and is sufficient to supply drinking water for the project and surrounding villages ergo Team Oarsome – saving orphans as a matter of course!
Now for the boring science bit – The tank is constructed using interlocking stabilised soil blocks (ISSB’s) supporting external structural steelwork and internal waterproof render.
During the trip Liv almost cut her finger off and the situation was only saved by the Oarsome emergency response procedure – aka – Maning the F up and getting on with it.