Staffed by 5 volunteer teachers, Paltino Primary School in Uganda, had no source of water. The children were required to bring their own water from home or collect whatever water they could find on their way to school each morning. Many of the students had to leave home much earlier in the morning than they should have in order to wait their turn in line at a community well. Other students would gather water from any convenient, but dirty, source that they walk past on their way to school each day.
Our implementing partner, Drop in the Bucket, drilled a borehole well that will provide safe water on school grounds for these students. Having this new borehole well will provide plentiful safe water and allow the students at Paltino School to concentrate on their studies.
Thank you to Westridge School for Girls, CA for supporting this project!