Giving Update: PC Bai Shebora Gbereh III Primary School

November, 2019

A year ago, your generous donation helped PC Bai Shebora Gbereh III Primary School in Sierra Leone access clean water – creating a life-changing moment for Foday H. Bangura. Thank you!

Giving Update: PC Bai Shebora Gbereh III Primary School

The life of this project’s beneficiaries has improved greatly over the past year. Before now, the compound at PC Bai Shebora Gbereh III Primary School was full of litter. Grass grew all over the place without proper hygiene and sanitation.

Now, the school compound is tidy. The toilets are also clean thanks to the water available for both pupils and the staff to use after using the toilet. The school children come to school with their uniforms clean and on time.

“This project has brought a lot of changes in this school community. The first change that is evident as we speak is timeliness. A few years back, lateness used to be rife among kids. Ask any one of the kids and the answer would be blamed on water scarcity,” said teacher Santigie Kamara.

“Today, things have changed. Late coming is now a thing of the past. We are also upfront now in terms of hygiene and sanitation. The training handed down by your team has impacted our behavior a lot. Frequent hand washing is now becoming a tradition. These changes are great and we appreciate you.”

The children now don’t go to the stream to fetch water because they now have enough at their school compound. Fetching water in the stream is dangerous to their health. The water that they fetched from these swamps is not health friendly and can cause diarrhea, typhoid, cholera, and dysentery.

The handwashing station is up and running in the school. There is cleanliness all over the compound. One person said the change is indebted to the hygiene and sanitation trainings that were conducted as a part of the well project.

“My life has changed because during lunch after playing football, we come and wash our hands at the handwashing station that was built for us. Also, we now have safe and clean drinking water in our classroom to drink at any time. We also have enough water in our school to clean our latrines,” said 12-year-old student Foday H. Bangura.



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