Pakour Pre-School Well Project – Senegal

Pakour, Velingara department, Senegal

Community Description
Pakour is in the Velingara department with a population of about 2,000. It is located to the side of Kolda closest to Tamba and geographically next to Kedougo

u. It is about 30 km off the route national on a laterite road which takes about an hour to drive.

Pakour village is Pulaar – both Pula Futa and Fulakunda – intermixed with an ethnic group called Badiaranke which is related to the Basari group in Kedougou. There are other diverse ethnic groups in in the village as well, due to the proximity of the roads leading to Guinea Bissau and Guinea Conakry. Villagers from outlying areas come through Pakour in transit, for market days, and to attend the schools (pre-school through high school).

Problem Addressed
L’Ecole des tout Petit is a pre-school serving the community, located in the Christian neighborhood of the village, next to the church’s compound. It is lacking a water source, and all water must be brought to the school from a long distance away. The students and faculty need water for drinking, cooking, sanitation, hygiene, and irrigation.

Project Description
This project is to build a well at the pre-school.

The well will be lined and covered, and will be protected from contamination by a wall and a cover. It is anticipated that water will be reached at a depth of 12 meters.

Project Impact
100 people will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Courtney Ruble

This is an important infrastructure project that will improve the lives of the students in the pre-school as well as the staff and parents.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date


Donations of any amount will be appreciated. The full amount will give you “naming rights”, if that is something you would like.

Any contributions in excess of the Dollar Amount of the Project will be allocated to other projects directed by this PCV and/or projects of other PCVs in this country.

Dollar Amount Needed

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.