Safe Water for Schools Initiative


AKP Project Since 2019



AKP provides schools in Tanzania with access to safe drinking water


Based on the success achieved in other parts of the world, AKP has expanded the Safe Water for Schools Initiative to Tanzania – delivering LifeStraw® filters to schools in Arusha, Tarangire and Ngorongoro. In May 2019, AKP distributed a total of 106 LifeStraw community filters to 15 schools. Additionally, a filter was also distributed to a health center in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which treats on average 1,000 patients a day.

The program brings the LifeStraw community filter, a high-volume water purifier designed to deliver safe drinking water, to communities in Tanzania. The filter’s hollow fiber purification technology converts contaminated water into safe drinking water by removing a minimum of 99.9999% of bacteria, 99.999% of viruses and 99.99% of protozoan parasites. It prevents waterborne diseases common in Africa, such as diarrhea, typhoid, cholera, worms, and cryptosporidiosis. To date, the Safe Water program in Tanzania has given 10,265 students and teachers access to safe, drinking water.

Visit this Project

Visit with the students and staff of participating Safe Water schools. After a tour of a school, marvel as LifeStraw® filter turns cloudy, contaminated water into pristine drinking water right before your eyes.

A&K can include a visit on a Tailor Made Journey to Tanzania. Contact our offices in Australia, the UK or the USA for assistance in creating an itinerary just for you.