Compassion Direct UK - CDUK

Water for a rural primary school in Ashanti Ghana

176 children at the Kyebi primary school in Nusuta need water. We seek funding to drill a bore hole at the school with a hand pump. This is the first stage of a project to renovate the school, the crumbling building needs new floors, roofs, doors, electricity & the teachers & pupils need equipment.

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 July 2017 to 12:00 AM, 1 July 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1113505)

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Situation

Safe water is essential to life & important to health. The school has no water. Currently water is collected from intermittent rainfall or by bucket from a nearby stream. The stream when it is running is polluted by cattle & by villagers general use for washing & cleaning. Contaminated water causes waterborne & infectious diseases like Cholera & Hepatitis to anyone who may use it without sterilization treatment. It is difficult to teach hygiene to pupils without a satisfactory supply of water.

Solution

We will commission a qualified bore hole expert to carry out a geophysical investigation on or near the school site. When a suitable site is identified bore hole drilling will take place to include supply & installation of PVC casings & screens, a bore hole development pumping test, gravel packs etc. A water quality test will then be carried out & submitted. If the water test is satisfactory a Afridev hand pump will be fitted upon a concrete platform and installed ready for use by the school.