Conclusion of Kamsonga Full Primary School Borehole Repair Project – Malawi

Conclusion of Kamsonga Full Primary School Borehole Repair Project – MalawiThis project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Erica Ward. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK
HERE.

The project was to repair the borehole and restore it to full functionality.

Erica reports:

The materials to repair the borehole at Kamsonga Full Primary school were purchased at Ntchisi Boma (the main town in the district). Materials purchased included: pump rods, pins, bearings, u-seals, bobbins, a rod hanger assembly, foot valve assemblies, plastic plungers, solvent cement, o-rings, riser pipes, hex bolts and nuts, and a pump head. The materials were transported using a truck owned by a local driver.

Repair of the borehole was done in about one week. The following people were involved in the maintenance:

  1. The borehole committee, including the chairperson,
    the secretary, the treasurer and two members.
  2. The school staff: the PEA, the Headteacher, and two
    teachers.  The PEA provided spanners, transport and food for all
    those who
    were present.
  3. Five people from the local community who assisting
    in pulling out old pipes and putting in new pipe.
  4. A local expert from a nearby town was hired to deal
    with more complicated maintenance such as fitting the pipes, rods and
    other
    parts that were worn out. 

The rehabilitated borehole brought the following changes:

  1. The school, which has an enrollment of over 1,000 learners,
    has access to good water for drinking 
  2. The teaching staff and their families use the
    borehole water for domestic purposes.
  3. The community around the school also uses the water
    for domestic purposes.
  4. The water assists in school sanitary facilities.

We wish to thank Erica for completing this project, and again extend our gratitude to The
Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust
and Erica’s friends for providing the funding.

Conclusion of Kamsonga Full Primary School Borehole Repair Project – MalawiConclusion of Kamsonga Full Primary School Borehole Repair Project – Malawi
Conclusion of Kamsonga Full Primary School Borehole Repair Project – MalawiConclusion of Kamsonga Full Primary School Borehole Repair Project – Malawi
Conclusion of Kamsonga Full Primary School Borehole Repair Project – MalawiConclusion of Kamsonga Full Primary School Borehole Repair Project – Malawi