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The Water Project: United Brethren Academy Secondary School -  School Notice Board
The Water Project: United Brethren Academy Secondary School -  School Canteen
The Water Project: United Brethren Academy Secondary School -  Latrine
The Water Project: United Brethren Academy Secondary School -  Latrine
The Water Project: United Brethren Academy Secondary School -  Kitchen
The Water Project: United Brethren Academy Secondary School -  Kids At School
The Water Project: United Brethren Academy Secondary School -  Household Compound
The Water Project: United Brethren Academy Secondary School -  Handwashing Station
The Water Project: United Brethren Academy Secondary School -  Clothesline
The Water Project: United Brethren Academy Secondary School -  Water Storage
The Water Project: United Brethren Academy Secondary School -  Teachers Teaching
The Water Project: United Brethren Academy Secondary School -  Students In Compound
The Water Project: United Brethren Academy Secondary School -  Students In Class
The Water Project: United Brethren Academy Secondary School -  Student Bicycles
The Water Project: United Brethren Academy Secondary School -  Socalizing
The Water Project: United Brethren Academy Secondary School -  School Staff
The Water Project: United Brethren Academy Secondary School -  Brokendown Well

Project Status



Project Type:  Dug Well and Hand Pump

Regional Program: Port Loko, Sierra Leone WaSH Program

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Under Construction
Estimated Install Date (?):  01/31/2019

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Community Profile

United Brethren Academy Secondary School opened in 1988 as a community school. It grew from 97 students to more than 1,700 primary and secondary students today. Over the years, the school has grown in both academic and infrastructure ways, as it has been performing well both at the internal and external examination levels.

One thing hindering further development is its water situation.

We have been monitoring the well at the school quarterly and the water table has dropped, causing a major water shortage for this school. There is a nearby borehole well, but it has not functioned properly for nearly five years. Further away is a hand-dug well, but that serves the community and often has long lines.

“The non-availability of adequate clean water poses a serious threat to the health and survival of pupils, teachers and the people in the community as a whole,” Principal Mr. Sorieba Suma said.

“It is therefore very important for the existing water facility in the school water well to be rehabilitated if we are to guarantee the health and safety of pupils and teachers.”

We decided that the school well needs to be drilled deeper by converting it into a borehole. This will ensure that the students have reliable access to safe water and no longer need to travel to multiple sources to meet their water needs.

This school has managed to observe some basic hygiene and sanitation. They have very clean latrines and they have managed to keep the floor dry. We observed that the latrine pits are nearly full and in need of emptying.

What we will do:

Training

There will be hygiene and sanitation training sessions offered for three days in a row. We will teach about good and bad hygiene, penning in animals, and building good tools like handwashing stations and dish racks. Most importantly, the trainer will emphasize the importance of having and using even basic pit latrines.

Well Rehabilitation

We see that there’s been a drop in this area’s water table and the well is going dry. We feel it is important to convert this hand-dug well to a borehole at the bottom, thus giving this community a year-round source of safe drinking water.

We will be hand-drilling a borehole down inside this hand-dug well. The school and surrounding community will host our drill team for days at a time, and may also provide labor. Women will volunteer to cook rice for the team and the other community volunteers.

Once this plan is implemented, this community will have access to safe drinking water in both quality and quantity, even through the dry months.

Project Updates


11/15/2018: United Brethren Academy Secondary School Project Underway

A severe clean water shortage at United Brethren Academy Secondary School drains students’ time, energy, and health. Thanks to your generosity, we’re working to restore a clean water point and much more.

Get to know your school through the introduction and pictures we’ve posted, and read about this water, sanitation and hygiene project. We look forward to reaching out with more good news!


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Project Type

Dug Well and Hand Pump

Hand-dug wells are best suited for clay, sand, gravel and mixed soil ground formations. A large diameter well is dug by hand, and then lined with either bricks or concrete to prevent contamination and collapse of the well. Once a water table is hit, the well is capped and a hand-pump is installed – creating a complete and enclosed water system.



Contributors

Apple Inc.
Alpha Mennonite Church
St. Petersburg Christian School
Christ Outreach Women of Faith
Folsom Memorial United Methodist Church
Zukul
Oracle Corporation
Faith Chapel
Team Jones
coops for a cause
Microsoft Matching Gifts Program
Network for Good
Microsoft Matching Gifts Program
The Clorox Company
74 individual donor(s)