Rain Water Harvesting
A number of ECD centres that JAM SA works with do not have a source of water on site and rely on fetching water from community taps and neighbours. The process of collecting this water is time consuming and they can only collect in small containers, which is subject to possible contamination. Importantly, their efforts focus on water for human consumption and hygiene as opposed to water for food gardens. The provision of water for food gardens has the potential to provide additional types of food year round in the menus of the children’s midday meal, thereby complementing our existing nutritional provision. JAM SA includes rainwater tanks at its ECD makeovers. Depending on rainfall of course, this will allow the centre to have a regular supply of water for hand washing and gardening activities.