This co-ed boarding school, centrally located near six villages, was started when villagers banded together to raise the funds to send some of their children to a teacher-training college. Once those students had completed their training, they returned to start this school which is now home to 650 children – 400 girls and 250 boys. The ratio of girls to boys is unusual because in this region more boys than girls typically complete their secondary education. The school has 100 orphans, 20 special-needs students and 35 teachers.
Included in the school’s development plan are a computer laboratory and a public library so the entire village can have the opportunity to become computer-literate and develop reading skills.
Before the well, the nearest water source is five kilometers away, which was too far for daily utilization. Also that water source used to dry up seasonally and was not safe when available. As a result, it was very common for people from the school and surrounding villages to contract diseases like typhoid, dysentery, diarrhea and malaria.