Safe water + health + education for rural Africa
UNLOCKING VITAL WATER SOURCES. FOR MORE HEALTH AND EDUCATION.
As we approached providing water to 100 schools, we conducted a survey of 40 schools in Kisumu County, west Kenya, where WellBoring and WellBoring GroundWater have collaborated. These schools had access to safe water for at least six months, allowing us to observe long-term impacts. The results showed a significant boost in education access: pupil enrollment increased by over 10%, school absenteeism dropped from over 20% to around 5%, and children no longer had to leave school to fetch water. For a school with 500 pupils, this meant 75 additional students attending daily. Across 100 schools, this adds up to 7,500 more pupils each day, or about 1.5 million more school days per year! With WellBoring providing safe water to over 300 schools, the annual increase in school attendance is in the millions, benefiting not just children but also adults in the community.Help us!
WE BUILD WELLS AT PRIMARY SCHOOLS FOR A REASON.
At the core of WellBoring’s mission is the deliberate placement of new wells in primary schools, emphasizing a community-centered strategy. Additionally, when restoring abandoned wells from other organizations, we try to ensure they are situated within or near primary school premises. Schools take on the role of guardians for the water supply, warranting the security of your contributions. Nevertheless, y/our ambitions extend beyond this: Building wells at primary schools in Kenya, Uganda, and The Gambia has a domino effect, benefiting educational outcomes, health, gender equality, economic growth, and community development for the most vulnerable and poorest.
HERE’S WHY YOUR DONATION MATTERS
- Immediate access to potable water: By building a well in schools, we directly address the lack of safe water in many African communities. Your support means every child and teacher in the school plus the community has the life-sustaining water they need.
- Boosted school enrollment & reduced absenteeism: No more long treks to fetch water means more children, particularly girls, are in school. With water within arm’s reach, education takes precedence.
- Promotion of good health: Your contribution works to drastically cut down the spread of diseases like cholera, typhoid, and dysentery. With safe water, we can keep children healthy, attentive, and eager to learn.
- Prioritizing sanitation & menstruation hygiene: A ready water source guarantees cleaner sanitation facilities. It’s essential for the safety and dignity of our female students, especially during their menstrual cycles, ensuring uninterrupted learning.
- Enhancing nutrition through school gardens: Our water projects lay the foundation for school gardens, nurturing both crops and young minds. Children benefit from improved diets and hands-on agricultural lessons.
- Direct economic relief for families: With your help, parents can redirect the funds they’d spend on medical bills towards other needs. The gift of time and economic relief allows families to focus on their futures.
- Incorporating water education in schools: Our initiative isn’t just about provision but also education. Teachers can seamlessly convey knowledge about sanitation, hygiene, application and protection as well as resource management.
- Empowering the next generation: Liberating children from the task of fetching water means more time for self-development and leadership. Your support helps children, especially girls, step confidently into leadership roles in their communities.
- A ripple effect: Community upliftment: Our school wells are a boon not just for the students but the entire community. This approach not only spreads the benefits of safe water but also strengthens community bonds and responsibility.