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LifeSaver: Bringing Clean Water to Caribbean Schools with The Sandals Foundation and SIP Water

Bringing Clean Water to Caribbean Schools with The Sandals Foundation and SIP Water

Bringing Clean Water to Caribbean Schools with The Sandals Foundation and SIP Water

Posted 2 months ago

At LifeSaver, we believe that access to clean, safe drinking water is a fundamental human right. That’s why we are thrilled to announce the recent installations of 2x LifeSaver C2 systems, one at Enid Capron Primary School in Turks & Caicos Islands and another at New Hope Primary School in Westmoreland, Jamaica. These installations were made possible through partnership with the Sandals Foundation and SIP Water, our exclusive distributor for the Caribbean. This initiative aims to provide reliable sources of potable water to the students, staff and their surrounding communities.

Enid Capron Primary School

More than 500 students and teachers at Enid Capron Primary School now benefit from LifeSaver technology. The LifeSaver C2’s advanced system uses harvested rainwater and ultra-filtration technology to provide clean, safe drinking water without the need for electricity or chemicals. Paul Girling, Director of SIP Water, highlighted the system’s ability to transform untreated, contaminated water into ultra-pure, micro-biologically clean drinking water, removing microplastics, bacteria, protozoan cysts, and viruses to a minimum level of 99.99%.

This installation was celebrated by local dignitaries, including Hon. Rachel Taylor, Minister of Education, Youth, Sports and Social Services for Turks & Caicos Islands. She emphasised the system’s importance, particularly as Enid Capron Primary School serves as an emergency shelter. The system ensures that the school and the wider Five Cays community have access to safe drinking water, especially during hurricane season.

Beaches Turks and Caicos Managing Director, James McAnally said, “this project is a giant step towards ensuring the basic necessities in our community are safe and sustainable.  We continue to grow and look at new ways to serve in the areas of education, the community and the environment. This tank will go a long way in helping to improve the quality of life of the children and faculty in the Five Cays community especially during times of disaster.”

New Hope Primary School in Westmoreland

The second LifeSaver C2 installation is now providing reliable, clean drinking water to New Hope Primary School’s 416 students and 30 staff members, as well as the surrounding community.

Acting Principal Latoya Green-Ruddock expressed the school’s gratitude for this essential resource, “We have these waterborne diseases, gastroenteritis, natural disasters and all those things. So, in the event we have these emergencies, then we now have safe drinking water for all the members of this [school] and community,” she explained.

The installation includes a concrete base storage area connected to the main pipe, making maintenance straightforward. The system also comes with spare filters, ensuring its long-term functionality. Rodney Lee, President of the school’s Parent-Teacher Association, conveyed the parents’ pride and appreciation for the Sandals Foundation’s efforts in making this project a reality, emphasising the system’s far-reaching benefits. “Recognising that this school is one of the emergency shelter buildings where, if a disaster should happen, people will be able to be housed here. This effort will assist, especially in safe drinking water distribution,” Lee underscored, adding that “this will help and go a long way”.

Heidi Clarke, Executive Director of the Sandals Foundation, reiterated the importance of this installation, emphasising the foundation’s commitment to improving health and safety through clean water initiatives.

Looking Ahead

These installations are a testament to what can be achieved through collaboration and a shared commitment to improving access to clean water. We look forward to continuing this initiative with SIP Water and the Sandals Foundation to bring similar projects to more schools and communities across the Caribbean.

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