The Problem

The Likupang School sits alongside the ocean in a slum area with no access to any clean drinking water for the students or staff.

  • Located In


  • 500

    People Served

  • Funded by

    22 Donors

The Solution

This project included the installation of rainwater catchment tanks that have a filtration system in them to provide a safe source of water for the students at the school and their families.

Donation Team

  • Suzanne B.
  • Marcie C.
  • Margaret C.
  • Tristan D.
  • Amy N.
  • Sarah G.
  • Tomoaki K.
  • Carole M.
  • Tomislav M.
  • Thomas M.
  • Jean & Michael M.
  • Michael M.
  • Emily N.
  • Elsie R.
  • Greg S.
  • Nancy S.
  • James & Carol W.
  • Mary Kay Y.
  • The Bradford School
  • In memory of Kevin Harold
  • In memory of Charles Rascona
  • In memory of James McElwee

Project Updates

  • Aug 2017

    • The staff from Learn to Live has put together another team of volunteers who have traveled to Indonesia to begin work on a new water project, working at the Likupang School on the island of North Sulawesi.

  • Sep 2017

    • Shown is an image of one of the layers of material, which is used as part of the filtration process inside the tanks. Various layers of natural materials allow for the water to be purified and safe for drinking.

  • Nov 2017

    • This is our third project that we have completed on the island of North Sulawesi in Indonesia. These water filtration systems are life-changing projects to the communities where they are being installed. Our project partner, Learn to Live, tells us of some of the benefits that will come from the completion of these projects:

      “The water systems will provide a working example of how to collect and clean rainwater for the community school children, and for the school children to re-create a version of the model at home so they can provide water for their families. This project also contributes to the reduction in the amount of pollution in the community by providing reusable water bottles to all the school children so that they may refill them using the water system.”