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The Water Project: Kingsway Secondary School -  Fatmata
The Water Project: Kingsway Secondary School -  Osman Bangura Principal
The Water Project: Kingsway Secondary School -  Student Carrying Water
The Water Project: Kingsway Secondary School -  Student Carrying Water
The Water Project: Kingsway Secondary School -  Student Carrying Water
The Water Project: Kingsway Secondary School -  Student Carrying Water
The Water Project: Kingsway Secondary School -  Sierraleone Water Storage At Classroom
The Water Project: Kingsway Secondary School -  Sierraleone Water Storage At Classroom
The Water Project: Kingsway Secondary School -  Sierraleone Water Storage At Classroom
The Water Project: Kingsway Secondary School -  Sierraleone Students Outside Classroom
The Water Project: Kingsway Secondary School -  Sierraleone Students Outside Classroom
The Water Project: Kingsway Secondary School -  Sierraleone Students Outside Classroom
The Water Project: Kingsway Secondary School -  Sierraleone Students Outside Classroom
The Water Project: Kingsway Secondary School -  Sierraleone Students Outside Classroom
The Water Project: Kingsway Secondary School -  Sierraleone Students Outside Classroom
The Water Project: Kingsway Secondary School -  Sierraleone Students Buying Food
The Water Project: Kingsway Secondary School -  Sierraleone Student Inside Classroom
The Water Project: Kingsway Secondary School -  Sierraleone Student Inside Classroom
The Water Project: Kingsway Secondary School -  Sierraleone Student Inside Classroom
The Water Project: Kingsway Secondary School -  Sierraleone Student Inside Classroom
The Water Project: Kingsway Secondary School -  Sierraleone Student Inside Classroom
The Water Project: Kingsway Secondary School -  Sierraleone Student Inside Classroom
The Water Project: Kingsway Secondary School -  Sierraleone Student Inside Classroom
The Water Project: Kingsway Secondary School -  Sierraleone Student Inside Classroom
The Water Project: Kingsway Secondary School -  Sierraleone Student Collecting Water
The Water Project: Kingsway Secondary School -  Sierraleone Student Collecting Water
The Water Project: Kingsway Secondary School -  Sierraleone Student Collecting Water
The Water Project: Kingsway Secondary School -  Sierraleone Student Collecting Water
The Water Project: Kingsway Secondary School -  Sierraleone School Notice Board
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The Water Project: Kingsway Secondary School -  Sierraleone School Latrine
The Water Project: Kingsway Secondary School -  Sierraleone School Landscape
The Water Project: Kingsway Secondary School -  Sierraleone School Landscape
The Water Project: Kingsway Secondary School -  Sierraleone School Field
The Water Project: Kingsway Secondary School -  Sierraleone School Building
The Water Project: Kingsway Secondary School -  Sierraleone School Building
The Water Project: Kingsway Secondary School -  Sierraleone Market
The Water Project: Kingsway Secondary School -  Sierraleone Hand Washing Station
The Water Project: Kingsway Secondary School -  Sierraleone Alternate Water Source

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Regional Program: Port Loko, Sierra Leone WaSH Program

Project Phase:  Donate to this Project
Estimated Install Date (?):  01/31/2022

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Bombeh is known around the chiefdom as having some of the most fertile soil. Although it used to be an isolated community, it now has houses being constructed every day for people from other parts of the country moving to the area. Large trees are being chopped down to make room for houses, so there are mudslides and pools of stagnant water during the rainy season.

The most common livelihoods in the community are gardening, petty trading, teaching, and carpentry.

Kingsway Secondary School was founded in 2013 with 64 students by Mr. Kamara, a native of the community, after seeing the need for a secondary school. Since then, the government has built three additional classroom structures to accommodate the ever-increasing student population, which now stands at 1,000.

There have been water challenges since the construction of the school. Students have to travel to other communities to fetch water, and there are restrictions placed on the number of containers the students are allowed to fill. The other available water source is a hand-dug well with a hand pump that stands a great chance of running dry during the dry season. It is located at the local primary school and is often nonfunctional.

What we can do:

New Well

Where we will be drilling is centrally located and will relieve many people of the long journey to fetch water and the challenge of accessing clean water.

Our team will drive over the LS200 mud rotary drill rig and set up camp for a couple of nights. Once the well is drilled to a sufficient water column, it will be cased, developed, and then tested. If these tests are positive, our mechanics will install a new India Mark II pump.

By drilling this borehole, Kingsway Secondary School and the surrounding community will be provided with plenty of accessible, clean drinking water.

Training

There will be hygiene and sanitation training sessions offered for three days in a row.

Community members will learn how to make a hands-free handwashing station called the “tippy-tap.” We will use these tippy taps for handwashing demonstrations and will also teach about other tools like dish racks and the importance of properly penning in animals. We will highlight the need to keep restrooms clean, among many other topics.

This training will also strengthen a water user committee that will manage and maintain this new well. They will enforce proper behavior and report to us whenever they need our help in solving a serious problem, like a pump breakdown.

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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.


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