A Year Later: Kulufai Rashideen Secondary School

October, 2018

“But since the intervention of this project in this school, our problem has been solved both in the school and the community.” – Isatu Kanu

A Year Later: Kulufai Rashideen Secondary School

A year ago, your generous donation enabled us to drill a well for Kulufai Rashideen Secondary School in Sierra Leone. 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 Omoh Emmanuel with you.

Life has truly improved for the teachers and pupils of this school. Before, they had to go to the swamp to fetch water for drinking and school activities. Due to this, all of the students sent to fetch water in the morning would arrive late for the first teaching period.

But since this well, students attend their normal classes and also come to school neat and clean. We spoke to Teacher Alie Kargbo and his student, Isatu Kanu, about some of the other changes they have witnessed.

“The students now stay around the school compound during lunch hour, as compared to the previous years when they went to their neighbors’ in search of water,” said Mr. Kargbo.

“We now clean our environment and latrines daily.”

Teacher Kargbo

Construction 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 Kulufai Rashideen Secondary School is changing many lives.

“During the previous years, we didn’t have pure drinking water in the school. There was no water to use when and after using the toilet. But with the help of this organization, we are now boastful of safe and pure drinking water,” shared Isatu.

Isatu Kanu

“I am also part of this community. I knew the constraints we had gone through when there was no safe and pure drinking water… We usually walked a long distance in search of pure drinking water. But since the intervention of this project in this school, our problem has been solved both in the school and the community.”

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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