Kinyara Public School



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Country:
Uganda

Program:
Wells for Masindi / Jinga Uganda

GPS:
Latitude 1.85
Longitude 31.90

Impact:
500 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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The report below from our partner in the field gives some great information on the construction of a new well at Kinyara Public School in Uganda:

Background:

Kinyara Public School, a community founded school is located in the remote village of Kinyara II, Kiija parish, Kigumba sub county in Kiryandongo District. It is 17 kilometers off the Kampala Gulu highway from Kigumba Town Council. This school is made up of two classroom blocks which offers classes to   from P1- P7 and a teaching staff of only seven teachers.. The Water Trust originally supported this school with two latrine blocks of 11 stances for the boys, girls and teachers to use.

 Access to adequate amounts of clean and safe water at the school remains an ongoing issue. Pupils need to leave class to go fetch water from the community borehole nearby and miss classes and despite the existing rain water harvesting tank at the school, it still does not sufficiently cover the water usage needs for the whole school. According to Mrs. Jennifer Kenyeny the head teacher of this school, pupils miss lessons whenever they have to wait in line at the community borehole to fetch water during school hours.

The Water Trust responded to the Kiryandongo District Water Office’s request to support the department with the construction of a borehole which will resolve the water crisis for the school, keep pupils in class and alleviate the pressure on the community borehole thus fulfilling TWT’s School WASH program aim of providing access to clean and safe water to the school and promote a healthy learning environment.

To complement this borehole, a TWT Community Development Officer will also be assigned to work with the school to form a School Health Club to ensure that pupils and teachers are aware and can promote good hygiene and sanitation behavior practices.

The Water Trust responded to the Kiryandongo District Water Office’s  request to support the department with the construction of a borehole which will resolve the water crisis for the school, keep pupils in class and alleviate the pressure on the community borehole thus fulfilling TWT’s School WASH program aim of providing access to clean and safe water to the school and promote a healthy learning environment.

To complement this borehole, a TWT Community Development Officer will also be assigned to work with the school to form a School Health Club to ensure that pupils and teachers are aware and can promote good hygiene and sanitation behavior practices.

Construction Progress

April 2, 2014:

The hydrogeological team conducted a survey for of Kinyara Public Primary School mapping out at least five viable sites and then prioritizing the top two after the  dry well at a previous location.

April 10, 2014

The drilling team arrived at Kinyara Public Primary School today causing all kinds of excitement for the school as they set up the drilling rig. Surrounded by curious students and teachers, the drilling team set upon drilling the borehole under the supervision of a consultant and the TWT assistant technical supervisor and successfully drilled a well at 64m.

April 16, 2014

Pump testing activities kicked off this morning to establish the performance and yield of the well. Findings from these tests indicate that Kinyara Public Primary yielded 2.7m3/hr and have a recovery of 94% in 45min which will successfully meet the needs of the school population for years to come.  The team completed casting and installation and have left the borehole to rest until after the Easter break when the borehole can be opened and the school  able to access clean water on their premises.


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Recent Project Updates


08/07/2014: Kinyara Public School Project Complete

We are very excited to report that the water project at Kinyara Public School in Uganda is complete!  A new well has been constructed, and sanitation and hygiene training has been completed.  The update below from our partner in the field gives the latest information, including the handing-over and dedication ceremony:

May 28, 2014

We have now formed and trained a school health club at this school. This will enhance peer to peer education on good health practices while at school.

July 2, 2014

Today the students, teachers and community of Kinyara Public Primary School, Kiryandongo district were gathered to celebrate and give thanks to the kind generosity of the family of the late Scott Young for supporting the future generations of Uganda.

The official handover ceremony of the borehole was presided over by the Parish Chief of Kigya Parish whom together with the head teacher Mrs. Jennifer Kenyeny gave thanks for this vital resource and pledged to look after and maintain it for years to come. Mrs. Kenyeny also shared that Mr. Scott Young will forever remain a part of the school with his picture permanently being placed in the school staff room. 

Imagine the difference that clean water will make for this school and community.  Be sure to see the latest pictures, and Thank You for your help!


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04/30/2014: Kinyara Public School Project Underway

We are excited to announce that Kinyara Public School in Uganda will soon have a new source of safe, clean water.  A new well is being constructed in addition to training the students in sanitation and hygiene.  Together these resources will go a long way in stopping the spread of diseases.  We just posted an initial report from our partner in the field including information about the school and community, GPS coordinates, video, and pictures.  We’ll keep you posted as the work continues.  Take a look, and Thank You for your help!


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Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Kiija parish, Kigumba sub county, Kiryandongo District
ProjectID: 659
Install Date:  08/07/2014

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Needs Attention
Water Quality: Needs Attention
Well Depth:  211.00M




Country Details

Uganda

Population: 27 million
Lacking clean water: 36%
Below poverty line: 37%

Partner Profile

The Water Trust partners with rural communities in Uganda to establish and sustain access to safe water and healthy, clean environments for children to survive infancy and develop to their potential. The Water Trust’s program approach emphasizes community empowerment to enable the community to lead and sustain improvements in water, sanitation, hygiene, and general management of environmental health risks.