Conclusion of Cyahinda Secondary School Water Project – Rwanda

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Emma Gring. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

The project was to bring a safe and reliable water supply to the school by restoring the damaged tank and replacing broken piping.

Emma reports:

This project was relatively simple but had a huge impact on our community and school. In only a few days, the school’s main water tank was re-cemented and new piping was installed, making the water source non-stagnant and much safer.

Because Groupe Scolaire is a boarding school, students eat, bathe, and wash clothes on campus. All of these activities require safe and reliable water.

Having the newly repaired tank gives students and teachers much more faith in their drinking water, and there have been reportedly fewer absences due to illness.

Before the tank was repaired, running out of water was a twice-weekly occurrence, and during the dry season even more often. Now that high-quality piping brings water from a source on the mountaintop to the tank, the water situation is much less precarious. It is a huge relief.

The builders worked very hard on this project, completing it within 2 days of the funds arriving. This shows how much it was needed and how eager the community is to improve.

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