A Year Later: "We are happy now."

January, 2023

A year ago, your generous donation helped St. Monica’s RC Primary School in Sierra Leone access clean water – creating a life-changing moment for Haja. Thank you!

A Year Later:

Last year, the students of St. Monica's RC Primary School often had to leave their school campus, crossing a dangerous, busy road to collect water because their school well would run out of water from overuse. The school shared this well with community members, and the well was not recharging properly because it was not deep enough; therefore, the water was rationed for everyone.

"Before this, we were having constraints to get pure and safe drinking water. Also, the school toilet was so filthy because of the lack of water in the school," said 14-year-old Haja K.

But last year, the school well was rehabilitated, and now there is sufficient water for everyone.

"We are happy now because we can boast of having pure and safe drinking water. We don't go out of the school compound again during break or lunch hours to fetch water because we already have pure and safe drinking water. The risk of going across the main streets has been reduced 100%," concluded Haja.

And the best news is that now that students no longer have to cross the busy road for water, they are able to stay in class and use their time and energy for learning.

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