Kilolo Secondary School

Tanzania 1011 beneficiaries Kilolo District
Kilolo Secondary School is a government school located in the Kilolo District, Iringa, Tanzania. The school has 1011 students (610 girls/401 boys) from forms 1-4. The school has a total of 27 staff members, including teachers and non-teachers. 
As with many villages and schools in Iringa, the lack of safe water for Kikolo School is a major problem. The students currently waste a lot of time, typically walking 2 km each way, fetching water for domestic uses including drinking, cleaning, and cooking. Students are also tasked with bringing water to school each morning. They fetch this water from various sources on the way, including a river and small streams. All this wasted time negatively impacts their school performance. Teachers often escort the children, missing time in the classroom as well. These local water sources are shared with animals and are not safe/clean leading to rampant waterborne illness. 
The overall objective of this project is to provide access to clean water for the students at Kilolo Secondary 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 to study. Access to safe water will also significantly impact the health of the students, teachers and neighbors around the village.

Project Sponsors

Matoska International

White Bear Lake, MN

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