Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for India

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase: 
Community Managed
Implementing Partner Monitoring Data Unavailable
Initial Installation: Feb 2011

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Community Profile

Community Profile

In order to provide and to promote secondary school education in a rural area, Infant Jesus High School was started in June 2002 by Millennium Educational and Environmental Trust. As there was no high school of any type within radius of 10Kms from the Village of Maravanur, the school enrollment has increased year after year. The school now enrolls 581 boys and girls.

All these students come from more than 40 villages and their parents are daily wages earners or cattle raisers. 42% of them are from Dalit families. Education is freely given to all. Infant Jesus High School is a Tamil Medium School, recognized by the Government of Tamil Nadu. The Government gives free text books to all students, free lunch for 340 students and free bus pass for 360 students. The school’s standard result is always above 92% and their service at this rural area is well appreciated.

It has become an immediate and urgent need to dig a bore-well and construct over head tank for the school’s students.

Project Updates

03/24/2011: The well in Maravanur is completed

Infant Jesus High School in Maravanur has 580 students currently and has been seeking intervention from some time now concerning its fresh water needs.  Thankfully Wells for Life was finally able to do something about this need through the generosity of The Water Project and its funding source, Northview Christian Church.  In addition to the contribution from Northview, The Dykes family from Leavenworth KS gave funds as a memorial to their young daughter who passed away several years ago.
Knowing the history of those that gave made the experience of dedicating this project even more special for me and as we drove up to the school all the kids were running to greet us and an entire program had been prepared just for us.  The water needs in that area are great and so even more satisfying is the knowledge that the school can now concentrate on its other needs without concern for safe drinking water for the kids, teachers, staff or even any nearby village inhabitants.

The students, teachers and staff were so very appreciative for the assistance in meeting their water needs and wanted me to communicate to the donors their thanks for the life giving water.

The Water Project : dsc_0109

Project Type

Borehole and Hand Pump

Girls and women walk long distances for water when safe water is very often right under their feet! Underground rivers, called aquifers, often contain a constant supply of safe water – but you have to get to it. No matter what machine or piece of equipment is used, all drilling is aiming for a borehole that reaches into an aquifer. If the aquifer has water - and after the well is developed - we are able to pull water to the surface utilizing a hand-pump. If all goes as planned, the community is left with a safe, closed water source providing around 5 gallons of water a minute through a hand-pump.