Kyere Township Primary school educates more than 1000 children. The well will also benefit 2 surrounding villages that combined have a population of more than 1,000. Before this well was drilled, the nearest source of clean water was more than 2 kms away
A school that does not have active extracurricular activities like football, netball—or which lacks a nearby water source—will have low pupil enrollment, attendance and retention, especially for girls. Games and clean water keep children at school.
So far, your donations have build two sets of bathrooms complete with flushing toilets, sinks and even showers. The 100 boys and girls living at the school finally have access to decent sanitation for the first time in the school’s history
DROP already works to improve sanitation in schools throughout the region by building toilets and sinks and showers and by building clean-water wells. When children are healthier, they’re able to attend school regularly. Educational experts also believe that play is an integral part of school.
“Literally everybody was sick with something,” said Stacey. “And almost all of it was caused by the dirty water they were drinking. We knew we had to do something to help but we knew we had to get to the cause rather than just continuing to treat the symptoms.” The solution was clean drinking water
This is the largest project we have ever taken on for a single school and it is considerably more expensive than anything we have done in the past, but it is also one of the projects we are most proud of.
The school is new performing better than ever at their end-of-term exams. Before the toilets, many children—primarily girls—were forced to drop out. Not only are many of them back in school now, but other kids in the district are coming to the school as well.