The Adekokwok School is in the Adekokwok sub-County of Lira District. The school has a total of 854 children; 433 boys and 421 girls. There are 22 teachers working there full time. The area has a large number of orphans; 138 orphans are currently attending the school. There are also 27 special needs children.
A clean water source was urgently needed, not only for the large number of students and teachers at the school, but for the residents of two neighboring villages. The Adekokwok Primary School was high up on our priorities list as we had visited the school several times over the last few years and knew personally just how badly these children needed water.
The first Drop in the Bucket attempt at drilling a well for this school was two years ago, the dense rock made drilling with the rig we were using impossible for us at the time. Several other groups had also tried to drill there without any success. However we knew that the more powerful drill, that we now have would be able to get through the area’s dense rock and although the actual drill was tough we did manage it. The elation felt by our drillers, surveyors, community organizers and everyone on the project was almost equal to that of the school board, teachers, villagers and all of the children.