The St. Ponsiano primary school is in Mwanda, central Uganda. It is located between two villages, both of which needed a well to share with the school. There are 480 pupils and 10 teachers at St. Ponsiano (212 boys and 268 girls), and of these children, 24 are orphans.
Before the well was built, the nearest source of clean water was 1.4 kms away from the school, but it was the only one in the area. Because of the distance and the fact that it was always very crowded at the water source, the community and school used to get their water from an open pond. They urgently needed a nearby source of safe, clean water.
The pictures show the children now enjoying the benefits of fresh water provided by the school’s new well.