Conclusion of Diankancounda Ogeul Well Improvement Project – Senegal
This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Julia Bowers. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.
The project was to construct and install covers for four wells in the 3 largest neighborhoods in Diankancounda Ogeul.
We have completed the well improvement Project in Diankankounda Ogeul, Kolda, Senegal! Covers were built for 4 wells, greatly improving the security of the wells and ensuring that the water remains uncontaminated.
The overall process was pretty simple once the mason, the village chief, and I purchased all the materials at a market 35 km away. These materials included 8 sacks of cement, 4 metal doors, 12 rods of rebar, and 3 kilos of rubber stripping.
The mason and the chief then took total control over the measurements and construction. I was left to lead informational sessions on how to treat the covers and what health benefits would come with protected water sources.
The village is still making strides with the ‘Cover-Filter-Cover’ initiative, but I never fail to tell everyone that their hard work at safer water practices is what bought and brought these covers. As you can see from the photos, people (especially kids!) came to share in the proud moment.
I sincerely thank Water Charity!
We are grateful to Julia for her rapid completion of this important project, and to the Elmo Foundation and the G3 Foundation for providing the funding.