Kounkane Ecole Privee 1 Well – Senegal

Desert, SenegalLocation

Kounkane, Senegal

Community Description
Kounkane is a village of about 3,000 people. It attracts students from about 35 surrounding communities for education purposes, as it located on the main road, and is relatively large, A few homes have running water, but for the most part everyone relies on wells for their water supply.

Project Description

Ecole Privee 1 is one of two schools for children who cannot attend the public schools because of either behavioral or learning problems. It does not have a well, so it is difficult to maintain adequate water for the use of the students, and to maintain sanitary conditions.

The school receives no state funding. The nominal fee to attend is dedicated to teachers’ salaries.

This project is to construct a hand-dug well at the school. The well will be dug by local laborers, and then a local mason will do the concrete work.

Emily Morris, PCV with girlsThe funds will be used to pay for the labor, and to pay for materials, consisting of concrete, a pulley, and a cover.

The project is being done in the rainy season when the water table is high. Funds are being reserved to increase the depth of the well when the water recedes.

Project Impact

This project will affect the health and wellbeing of 1,000 people. It will provide water to a school where none exists at present.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project

Emily Morris


This project solves a critical problem, that of providing water for the school before the start of the school year. It demonstrates the value of our approach, to fund and complete projects immediately, without red tape.

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$0.00 – This project has been fully funded. It has been “adopted” through the generosity of Jennifer McIntosh, in honor of her dad, Averill Strasser.

This project has been completed. Click HERE
to see the final report.

Emily has proceeded on to the next project, Kounkane Ecole Privee 2 Well. Please CLICK
HERE to read about it and support it.