Raincatcher Imperial

Category: Charitable

Raincatcher Imperial is a student-led organisation that aims to provide clean water supply in developing countries by building rainwater harvesting systems.
Raincatcher Imperial is a branch of registered charity Raincatcher UK.

We aim to improve living conditions in Tanzania by the provision of clean drinking water, through the construction of Rainwater Harvesting Systems (RHSs). Raincatcher Imperial collaborates with non-governmental organisations (NGOs), both in Tanzania and the UK, to ensure that safe, sustainable and environmentally-friendly RHSs are constructed.

The cost of construction is raised through charitable donations, charity events, competitions and similar activities throughout the year and in the summer a team of Raincatcher Imperial members visits Tanzania to construct the RHSs. Thus far, we have installed nearly a million litres of water storage in schools, universities and community buildings.

We help teach locals how to make their own small-scale rainwater harvesting systems. We will also train them to teach others about effective hygiene and sanitation through our new "Training of Trainers" scheme. We have four sectors, Research, Education, Finance and Public Relations so there is scope for all backgrounds and levels of Imperial students and staff to get involved.

Get in touch or come along to our meetings to find out more!!!

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