Mawambala Secondary School

Tanzania 526 beneficiaries Kilolo District
$2,600 needed (100%)
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Mawambala Secondary School is a government school found within Mawambala village in Kilolo district, Iringa, Tanzania. The school has a total of 507 students, made up of 306 girls and 201 boys, along with 19 teachers and staff members. As with many villages and schools in Iringa, the lack of safe water for Mawambala School is a major problem. The students currently waste a lot of time fetching water for domestic uses including drinking, cleaning, and cooking.
Students at Mawambala are tasked to bring water to school each morning. They fetch this water from various sources on the way to and around the village, including old hand-dug wells and shallow creeks and streams. In addition, the students waste class hours later in the day fetching water which negatively impacts their school performance. Teachers often escort the children, missing time in the classroom as well. 

The streams and other water sources around the village are shared with livestock and are usually very polluted. Students typically end up spending more time fetching water and recovering from waterborne illnesses than they do studying. The school desperately needs access to safe water in order to meet their needs for drinking, washing hands, cooking and cleaning.
The overall objective of this project is to provide access to clean water for the students at Mawambala School. Our implementing partner, St. Paul Partners, will install a shallow borehole well with a hand pump, located directly on the school compound. This will ensure students have access to enough safe water which will lead to more time in the classroom studying. Access to safe water will also have a significant impact on the health of the students, teachers and neighbors around the village.                                                  

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