Training in household bio-sand filtration
"The practical sessions were very interesting, notably the experience offered by the local Kenyan filter technicians. Absorbing the experience of other projects and practical issues related to the construction of a filter were key learning points." Oxfam participant, November 2005
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Safe drinking water is one of the most important issues of development work, especially among low-income families. Biosand filtration is an appropriate and low-cost method for household water treatment, and is proven to reduce diarrhoeal incidence. This introduction course offered by BushProof is intended for those who want to learn about household level biosand filtration as an effective household water treatment.
This course will provide an overview of the theoretical aspects of sand filtration, but a large part will also involve hands-on practical sessions since the course is held on the project site of an ongoing successful biosand filter project. Practical sessions include construction of concrete filters by the participants, installation and maintenance of filters - as such, participants are encouraged to get stuck in and get their hands dirty! In addition, there will be opportunities for field visits to households in the project area which will give invaluable insight into the longer term use of biosand filters in rural households.
The course will be held in English.
The duration of the course is 5 days. Course fees are shown below - the fee includes:
- Tuition, handouts, resource CD which contains a wealth of information on biosand filtration, basic food & accommodation, field trips & practicals, plus transport by van to and from Nairobi.
- International airfares, accommodation in Nairobi, travel or medical insurance or visa.
|Early bird - application received more than 2 months prior to course||1,400 Euro|
|Standard - application received between 2 weeks and 2 months prior to course||1,500 Euro|
|Late snail - application received less than 2 weeks prior to course||1,600 Euro|
Note that we have to get a minimum attendance of 5 people to make the course viable, otherwise we may have to reschedule the course. Please confirm with us prior to paying for international flights.