The Omoro Secondary School is located in Abukamola which is in the Abletong District of Northern Uganda. The new well now serves the school and the 5 surrounding villages. The school has 250 pupils; 200 boys and 50 girls that are being taught by 19 full time teachers. The school is a boarding school that provides the children with meals every day as well as an education. 48 of the children that are currently going to school and living there are orphans and 2 of the children have special needs.
Before the well the nearest source of water was 1.5 km away which was very far for the children to walk every day, so a lot of potential school hours were wasted by children walking to and from the old well. The new well will help with many things, but will also stop the children having to waste large parts of their days walking to fetch water.
Secondary Schools are much rarer than Primary Schools and often have disproportionate numbers of boys and girls. There are many reasons for this, one of the reasons is that girls often have to start fetching water for their family each day. We believe that water and sanitation at schools is vital to helping girls get an education.