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The Water Project: Komkanda Memorial Secondary School Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Komkanda Memorial Secondary School Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Komkanda Memorial Secondary School Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Komkanda Memorial Secondary School Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Komkanda Memorial Secondary School Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Komkanda Memorial Secondary School Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Komkanda Memorial Secondary School Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Komkanda Memorial Secondary School Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Komkanda Memorial Secondary School Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Komkanda Memorial Secondary School Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Komkanda Memorial Secondary School Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Komkanda Memorial Secondary School Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Komkanda Memorial Secondary School Well Rehabilitation -
The Water Project: Komkanda Memorial Secondary School Well Rehabilitation -

Project Status



Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Water for Sierra Leone

Impact: 200 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Dec 2010

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 11/28/2018

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Community Profile

This project was implemented by another partner, but is now monitored and maintained by The Water Project together with Mariatu’s Hope.

When the team arrived the community was utilizing a river as their primary source of water and because of this residents were suffering from Malaria among other preventable water related illnesses. During the team’s stay the community assisted by providing materials and by assisting with the water project whenever possible. The majority of community members sustain a living by farming or teaching and the nearest school is a Secondary school located in the community.

The team had an opportunity to meet with forty-five year old female community resident and local housewife Isata Koroma who stated, “The distance is far to get water. Sometimes we all have running stomach (diarrhea) and the water has a yellowish color and it is tasteless to drink. I’m looking forward to drinking clean water!”

There was good participation on the part of the teachers and the students. The students are presently using native toilets and will be looking into a suitable sanitation solution for this school. During the hygiene education the following principal issues were addressed: Disease transmission, Germs, Hand Washing- proper techniques and water saving methods, Healthy Unhealthy Communities, Oral Rehydration Solution, Proper care of the pump, Keeping the water clean, Good-bad hygiene behaviors and Disease Transmission Stories.

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Well rehabilitation is one of the most cost effective ways to bring clean, safe water to a community.  Sometimes it involves fixing a broken hand pump, other times it means sealing a hand dug well to prevent it from being contaminated.  These repairs, and often time total replacements, coupled with sanitation and hygiene training make a huge impact in communities.



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