Last year, the students attending Ahmadiya Muslim Primary School used to collect water from a local stream when their dug well would dry up. It was time-consuming and exhausting.
"It was difficult for me during that period. I had to go [into] the neighborhood to fetch water for drinking during [the] lunch hour because our pump was not functional," said Iyeani B.
But last year, we rehabilitated the well by drilling it deeper, so now, it provides sufficient water to meet the school's needs, and students like Iyeani no longer have to wander around in search of water.
"Now, I am so excited for having this water facility in my school and community. I find it very easy to fetch water from here, and also, we are now keeping our toilets very clean," said Iyeani. "Having access to clean and safe drinking water is a great achievement not only for the school but for community people as well."
With quick access to water on the school campus, hopefully, Iyeani's and her classmate's future will be brighter as they can fully concentrate on learning.