Our team of eight started their first day of BioSand Water Filtration Training on November 13th. This first day included: an introduction to different types of pathogens that cause water-borne diseases, a discussion on the problems faced in each trainees’ community, and a demonstration on how to build a BioSand Filter.

All the participants had a chance to punch holes into a 10″x10″ piece of metal with a hammer and nail. This is the diffuser that is placed on top of the sand. The water is poured over it.

In the next few days, they will learn how to build a BioSand Water Filter and how to use the system to improve the water in their communities.

Here are some photos from Day 1.

Roseline Sonday is working with one of the trainers on punching holes in the sheet metal to be used as a diffuser.

Kelvin Fomba is bending the diffuser that will be placed in the filter when it is complete.

UDS Team left to right: Dauda Dassin, Roseline Sonday, Kelvin Fomba (co-founder & director), Boakai Dillion, Godfrey Solomon, Davidlyn Yarkpah, William H. Josiah, and Isaiah Zayzay (taking the team photo).

Thank you to Roseline Sonday and Kelvin Fomba for sharing their first day’s activities, and Roseline and Isaiah Zayzay for taking photos.