Ndengesivili Primary School is in the Ndengesivili Village, Iringa Tanzania. The school has no access to safe and clean water. They are using polluted water from the Ulowa River. Use of this water has been causing many students to contract water-borne diseases such as stomach illnesses, diarrhea and cholera.
The school has a population of 8 teachers, 105 boys and 90 girls from nursery age through standard seven. The school has 8 toilet holes which are not in good condition due to lack of water. The main water source for the school is the Ulowa River which is 2 kilometers away from the school. Before classes in the morning all students have to go the river to fetch water used for cleaning, cooking porridge, drinking and for the toilets. This affects class hours and causes students to miss important lessons and valuable study time while they are fetching water. Their school performance often suffers.
Water from the river is unsafe because the cattle and other animals also use this water. The river is also used for domestic activities like bathing, washing clothes and cultivating crops.
Project Proposal: New Well. Having a shallow well near the school would provide a clean and safe water source for the students, teachers, and staff to use. A shallow well with a hand pump will provide clean water that will help reduce the number of students, teachers, and staff that become sick with stomach illnesses, diarrhea and cholera. Students would also benefit from having a well at their school because they would have time for their studies and their performance will improve. They will not need to walk to the river to fetch water which will decrease the number of student injuries and deaths caused by crocodile attacks.
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