Rogbere - RC St Michael Primary School Well Repair Project

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Sierra Leone

Well Rehab - Sierra Leone

Latitude 8.31
Longitude -13.00

400 Served

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Stories and Community Profile

When the team arrived the community was utilizing a river as their primary source of water and because of this residents were suffering from Dysentery, Typhoid and Malaria. During the team’s stay the community assisted with the water project whenever possible. The majority of community residents sustain a living by teaching, petty trading, farming and fetching palm wine for vendors. The nearest school is located in the community. This school was constructed in 1972 and is a Primary school holding grades 1-6. It was founded by the Catholic Mission and has since become a government supported school. Six of the seven teachers are paid by the government. The toilets they have are the second pit toilets since the school was constructed. Students do not have to pay school fees, but not all students have books. The teachers write most of the lessons on the chalk board. All of the students have benches and tables, and the deputy teacher sleeps at the school for security purposes. Before leaving the community the team provided community resident Allie Conteh with a Mariatu’s Hope contact number in case their well were to fall into disrepair, become subject to vandalism or theft.

The team had an opportunity to meet with Mariatu Kamara a female fifth grade student who stated, “The water from the waterside is dirty. We don’t clean around the water site, and we wash our clothes there. The waterside water does not taste good. My belly hurts and I get diarrhea. I feel fine that the school got this new hand pump. I think the water is clean from the pump. The water tastes different, and I like the taste of the water from the well using the hand pump.”

During the hygiene education the following principal issues were addressed: Disease transmission, Germs, Healthy Unhealthy Communities, Oral Rehydration Solution, Proper care of the pump, Keeping the water clean, Good-bad hygiene behaviors, Disease Transmission Stories, Clean Hands Clean Hearts and Dental Hygiene.

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Project Type:  Well Rehab
Location:  Rogbere, RC St. Michael Primary School
ProjectID: 5005
Install Date:  12/30/2010

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 11/30/2016
Well Depth:  33.00M

Visit History:
02/15/2015 — Functional
06/15/2015 — Needs Repair
08/27/2015 — Functional
11/17/2015 — Functional
11/30/2016 — Functional


Country Details

Sierra Leone

Population: 9.7 Million
Lacking clean water: 47%
Below poverty line: 70%

Partner Profile

Nearly 20 years ago, LWI set out to help the church in North America be the hands and feet of Jesus by serving the poorest of the poor. 600 million people in the world live on less than $2 a day. 884 million people lack access to safe drinking water.

In response to this need, LWI implements participatory, community-based water solutions in developing countries.

LWI is a former partner of The Water Project.