Water is key for the health of children and their communities. Innovating Water is a sustainable community-based UV-solar water treatment system in schools and health facilities in Kenya. The schoolchildren are given safe clean drinking water treated by UV system everyday; Also, they are taught the merit of clean water, and the basic engineering education about the UV system and renewable energy like solar power.
Currently, there are 3 running Innovating Water systems in Kenya, and the solar power can be used to pump underground water, store vaccines, and even generate income for the community. Innovating water is developed and delivered through the co-creation of Kenyan charities, engineers, doctors and schoolchildren’s teachers. We source all the equipment from local business firms and test the safety of water with Kenyan public health unit. We produce the educational materials like brochures with schoolchildren’s mothers, the great Kenyan women who look after their family.
Innovating Water is not just about engaging and empowering local family and communities, but also giving opportunity of income generating initiatives. It’s not only to design a solution for global water crisis, but also to design future solution makers like engineers. Little children with a big impact.
Shot in Kenya in March 2014.
Film Director ｜ Yuen Hsieh
Design Director ｜ Irene Yen Hsuan Shih
Media Planner ｜ Yuan Xiao
Digital Colorist ｜ Christian Schmeer
Medical Specialist ｜ Dr.Michael Marks
Senior Project Officer ｜ Fredah Ajowi
Imperial College of London ｜ John Paul Marks , Damien Grundy ,Stuart Carroll , Kay Nagendra , Alice Rawcliffe
Royal College of Art ｜ Sebastian Nause Bluemi
Format ｜HD 16:9
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