Project location within country: Upper West Region
Duration: One year
Budget: Approximate value of services: $50,000
Project status: Complete
The Pump Caretaker project was a sub-project of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) funded project, Establishing the Wa Polytechnic (EWP). The project laid the groundwork for the Wa Polytechnic (WP) to administer further training in pump maintenance activities in rural communities surrounding Wa. Furthermore, the pilot project assisted WP to provide more non-formal training courses to the community.
To organize short courses and training sessions and provide extension services to the communities.
The Pump Caretaker project prepared a base for strong collaboration between the institution and the communities. As an added advantage, valuable skills were acquired by the staff and students through the training while maintaining strong ties with the surrounding communities and the nation as a whole.
The pilot project revealed the need for additional funds and external governmental support to ease the transition from the pilot course to a full extension-like short course to be delivered to other communities in the Upper West Region.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon Campus, 20th St.
200 – 226 – 20th Street East | PO Box 1520,
Saskatoon SK S7K 0R6 Canada