Several times throughout the school day, students were forced to walk over 2 km’s to fetch water from various unsafe sources around the village. There is also an old hand-dug well in the village which is dangerous and close to collapsing. Students typically spent more time fetching water and recovering from waterborne illness than they did studying, which led to poor performance on their exams. The school desperately needed access to safe water in order to meet their needs for drinking, washing hands, cooking and cleaning.
The overall objective of this project was to provide access to clean water for the students at Ngongwa Primary School. Our implementing partner, St. Paul Partners (SSP), installed a borehole well on the school grounds. This will ensure students have access to enough safe water which will lead to more time in the classroom studying. Plentiful safe water will also have a significant impact on the health of the students, teachers and neighbors around the village.