Operation Water is an extensive project launched in the 2017-2018 school year which aims to provide long-term water access for drought stricken regions - A project led by the cabinet in fulfillment of the HS Community Service vision to dedicate its time and effort in expanding its impact beyond the walls of Yangon.
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The Steps & Decisions
We discovered through a connection with the Chauk Township of Magwe Region that a storage tank would be the best solution. The Government sends water to the drought stricken villages every week; however, there is a huge problem with the inefficiency and inadequacy of it. One truck from the city would arrive at a village where all the villagers walk to queue up and fill their little buckets. This process would often take hours to complete and on top of this, the villagers are unable to take all the amount of water this single truck could offer.There is only so much they can fill and so much they can carry back to their respective homes. Moreover, the truck is unable to commute back to the city and back to the village or even send water to other villages as well on the same day.
In an attempt to aid the situation, we decided to build a mini-dam.
The following shows the benefits of building a storage dam/ mini-dam and indicates why it was the optimal solution.
Our team has chosen Win Lo village in Chauk township of Magwe Region in Central Myanmar as the optimal location to build a water storage dam as the village particularly lacks water irrigation and connection from the Ayeyarwaddy River despite its proximity. We worked on this project since September of 2017 and in collaboration with Manaw Phyu Foundation, began the operation (constructing the dam) by late February of 2018. The construction was completed on March 29th 2018.
ISM CS 2017-18 has successfully planned and fully funded the complete construction of the now functioning 5000-gallon mini water dam guaranteed to last at least 20 years of usage. in the village of Win Lo where a hundred villagers reside.
Thiri S.C - President 2017-2018