Project information

Sibantubanye Borehole fund

Disabled Children will benefit from this project. Sibantubanye meaning we are one. This is a gardening project to benefit the school and disabled children as this will be a training centre for their gardening and poultry projects, giving them independence for the future and self sustenance.

September 2013 - December 2015

Charity information: African Baobab Foundation

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  • Need


    Sibantubanye School caters for 75 boys and 76 girls who are disabled and 75% of them orphaned. The school faces a big challenge in regards to clean and safe water for drinking, cooking and toilet facilities. The school relies heavily on running tap water that comes once in two days.


    By digging a borehole on the premises, the school will have provision of clean and safe water supply which can be used for all purposes. Ensuring a better health for the children and access to water also means that the children can be engaged in activities like gardening or farming.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To dig a borehole on the school premises for provision of clean water for day to day activities.


    » -To ensure raw materials and human resources, equipments are made available to dig the bore hole

    What success will look like

    Having a borehole on the school premises,Children are trained for farming and gardening, depending on the type of disability.

  • Impact


    The project will provide safe water to children at school and help them live a better quality life. We will demonstrate the success of this project by monitoring the reduction in diseases, use of water effectively and the number of children who will garden and farm. ABF will monitor closely the entire project from inception to delivery. most of all is the self sustainability of the school and the children and families.


    - Limited Funding may risk the digging of the borehole.
    - finding the right geologist to the site the borehole at very low cost
    - We will make sure that we fundraise to our target and we have found a geological company that has donated their time to help with logistics of the drlling process.


    Donors to this project will receive a monthly email report on the project detailing the ongoing and forthcoming activities and any necessary changes that have been made to the project plans.The success and the life changing benefits of the project and their donations and funds

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £15,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £6,800 Drilling Drilling
      £850 Drill Casing Drill Casing
      £3,000 Equipment/ tools Equipment
      £1,975 Pump and Pipes Pump and Pipes
      £2,375 Training and Education Admin includes Health an Safety and Admin
  • Background


    This is a project that will be located in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. It will be located centrally and will service surrounding rural areas. This special needs school will help a lot of children find independence.


    Disabled children and parents who look after disabled children and the teachers and the local community members will benfit out of this project. But most of all The special needs school will be able to self sustain itself, by using the money from the Gardening and chicken project to buy food for the children, fund their feild trips, buy some of the orphans uniforms and books.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The founder of the charity has so much passion for disabled children and their indepence, he is an activist for the rights and equalityof disabled people. We are already sponsoring some of the disabled children with school fees and know the areas very well.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Aarunima Bhatnagar,

    Aarunima is the Director of ABF and also the project Director

    Freeman Ncube

    Freeman Ncube CEO and founder of ABF and project principal

    Mr C Ndlovu

    Headmaster of Sibantubanye special needs school and project co odinator on the Ground.