A Year Later: Gbaneh Bana SLMB Primary School

October, 2018

“Since they rehabilitated this water well, we have been drinking good and pure water now, both the community and the school. And we are now boasting of good health in our environment!” – Lamrana

A Year Later: Gbaneh Bana SLMB Primary School

A year ago, your generous donation enabled us to restore water to Gbaneh Bana SLMB Primary School. The contributions of incredible monthly donors and others giving directly to The Water Promise allow our local teams to visit project sites throughout the year, strengthening relationships with communities and evaluating the water project over time. These consistent visits allow us to learn vital lessons and hear amazing stories – and we’re excited to share this one from local team member Edward Amara with you.


Students no longer leave their school to find water. Each morning, drinking buckets are filled at the well and placed in each classroom. Class lessons go on uninterrupted.

We spoke with Headteacher Isatu Kanu and one of her students, Lamrana Jalloh.

“Since we have clean and pure drinking water, the pupils are healthy,” Headteacher Kanu told us.

“The previous years, this water well used to dry up during the dry season but since the rehabilitation in the well, we don’t go out to find water to drink.”

Headteacher Isatu Kanu and one of her students, Lamrana Jalloh

Rehabilitation of the well is only one step along the journey toward sustainable access to clean water. The Water Project is committed to consistent monitoring of each water source. Our monitoring and evaluation program, made possible by donors like you, allows us to maintain our relationships with communities by visiting up to 4 times each year to ensure that the water points are safe and reliable.

This is just one of the many ways that we monitor projects and communicate with you. Additionally, you can always check the functionality status and our project map to see how all of our water points are performing, based on our consistent monitoring data.

One project is just a drop in the bucket towards ending the global water crisis, but the ripple effects of this project are truly astounding. This well at Gbaneh Bana SLMB Primary School is changing many lives.

“When there was no pump in the school, we used to go a far distance to get water to drink. Sometimes we used our lunch to buy packaged water for drinking,” remembered 9-year-old Lamrana.

Lamrana pumping water from the well

“Since they rehabilitated this water well we have been drinking good and pure water now, both the community and the school. And we are now boasting good health in our environment!”

This is only possible because of the web of support and trust built between The Water Project, our local teams, the community, and you. We are excited to stay in touch with this community and support their journey with safe water.

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