Mselera Primary School

Malawi 863 beneficiaries

Project Complete!

Mselera Primary School currently has NO clean water source. The school has an enrollment of 850 students and only 13 teachers.
Students walk a long distance to access safe drinking water at a nearby community borehole and must wait in long queues for their turn to access water. This takes precious time away from class and impacts their education. The condition of sanitary facilities at the school is poor and unsatisfactory, there are no hand washing stations, and because of lack of adequate sanitary facilities, many students are still using the restroom in the bush. This further contributes to the spread of water-related diseases. Because of the schools high enrollment, the need for clean water and sanitary facilities cannot be over emphasized.
Our implementing partner, Freshwater Project International, plans to drill a fresh water borehole at the school, and provide two blocks of latrines (with locking doors) and two blocks of urinals. One of the girls latrines will have a menstrual hygiene management station. All of the sanitation facilities will have hand washing stations adjacent, and more hand washing stations will be located close to the classrooms. Students will also receive hygiene and hand washing training and menstrual hygiene management training (for girls). Additionally, students receive a supply of Procter & Gamble Purifier of Water packets for students to use to purify water in their homes. 

Project Sponsors

Aid for Africa

Chevy Chase, MD

Bennett Middle School

Fruitland, MD

Southeast Polk Junior High

Pleasant Hill, IA

St. John the Baptist

Vermillion, MN

Sturgis H2O Campaign

Sturgis, MI
October 14, 2019

Borehole well a success

Our implementing partner, Freshwater Project International, is excited to report a successful installation of the water point at Mselera Primary School in Malawi! The school originally had NO clean water...

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