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PowerPlay Child Care Center House plans

We are researching this type of property for the PowerPlay Child Care Center. It will consist of 4 bedrooms and two shower rooms with VIP toilets. A large communal lounge and dining room with a long deck running along the length of the building.

The building will be built of mud brick which is a firefree brick, made of a mixture of clay, mud, sand, and water mixed with a binding material such as rice husks or straw. They use a stiff mixture and let them dry in the sun for 25 days
In warm regions with very little timber available to fuel a kiln, bricks were generally sun dried. This had the result that their useful life span is reduced to around thirty years.
We will be able to house 12 children in each of these homes with a resident house mother and house father to disciple them in the ways of the Lord.

These low cost homes will be positioned in a cluster development on a minimum of 10 acres of land.

Cluster development is the grouping of the residential structures on a portion of the available land. Reserving a significant amount of the site as protected open space. The usable open space can meet a number of community goals such as sports playing fields focusing on Kicking AIDS Out sports training, Sports Evangelism and other children's ministry such as KidsGames


Solar lighting

UCT will be researching the possibility of solar lighting for these homes although electricity is available in many areas thought out Africa this is a wonderful green alternative. We are researching this option at the moment.

Pour-flush pit latrines

Pour-flush pit latrines overcome the problems of flies, mosquitoes and odour by having a pan with a water seal (a U-shaped conduit partly filled with water) in the defecation hole. Excreta deposited in the latrine pan is flushed by pouring 2 to 3 litres of water into it. Water remains in the U-shaped conduit blocking air flow and odour. The mixture is directed into a pit and organic wastes are biodegraded. Sludge has to be regularly emptied from the pit. The use of two adjoining pits alternately enables the sludge in a full pit to undergo further decomposition while the other pit is being used, and enables manual sludge emptying after further sludge decomposition. More water percolates through the soil surrounding the pit, and the potential for groundwater pollution is higher. A pour flush toilet with a pit is therefore not suitable when groundwater table is close to the surface

Play Pumps

While children have fun spinning on the PlayPump merry-go-round (1), clean water is pumped (2) from underground (3) into a 2,500-liter tank (4), standing seven meters above the ground.

A simple tap (5) makes it easy for adults and children to draw water. Excess water is diverted from the storage tank back down into the borehole (6).

The water storage tank (7) provides a rare opportunity to advertise in outlaying communities. All four sides of the tank are leased as billboards, with two sides for consumer advertising and the other two sides for health and educational messages. The revenue generated by this unique model pays for pump maintenance.

The design of the PlayPump water system makes it highly effective, easy to operate and very economical, keeping costs and maintenance to an absolute minimum.

Capable of producing up to 1,400 liters of water per hour at 16 rpm from a depth of 40 meters, it is effective up to a depth of 100 meters.

UCT is researching the possibility of working in partnership with Water For People to introduce this concept into this new building development to being water to the PowerPlay Child Care Centers and Child Care Homes within the complex.

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