Kilambo Primary School is located at Tagamenda Ward in the Iringa rural district. It's about 27 km from the town of Iringa. The school has 730 students ( 374 girls, 356 boys) from preschool to standard seven and 14 staff members. There are currently 8 latrines for the students and 2 for the teachers.
The school has no access to safe and clean water. They are using polluted water which has been making the students, teachers, and staff sick with water-borne diseases. There is one rope well for the community which is sometimes used by the school, though it is unreliable due to the large number of users. This lack of water makes life very difficult for the students and teachers. Currently students are expected to bring 1 liter of water to school every day for washing hands, drinking, cooking and watering flowers. Due to the large number of students at Kilambo water is very important, but the lack of safe, clean water means they mostly using polluted water sources which are found in the village. Students also spend a lot of time fetching water which negatively impacts their classes and school performance in general. The head teacher said that most of the time students bring water from the river and other small dams which are unclean and unsafe because cattle and other animals also use the same sources.
Project Proposal: A shallow well dug on the school grounds
Having a shallow well at the school would provide a clean and safe water source for the students and staff to use. This well will provide clean, safe water that will reduce the number of students and staff that become sick with stomach illnesses, diarrhea and cholera. Students would also benefit by having more time for their studies improving their performance.
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