Conclusion of Kaole Primary School Water Project – Zambia

This project, the final one of this program, has been completed under the direction of Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Emily McKeone.

To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

We would like to thank Emily and Water for Zambia for completing 16 school water projects in Zambia, 13 as a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer under this program, and 3 as a serving Peace Corps Volunteer.

Here is Emily’s conclusion summary for Kaole Primary School:

The project aimed to relieve the water crisis that Kaole Primary School was facing. There was an old play pump structure at the school that had not worked since 2009. After demolition and removing the piping of this structure, a new, improved hand pump well was installed. Then, a soak away apron and soak pit was dug to catch any runoff.

The primary result of the project is improved access to clean water and improved health. The borehole will provide access to clean, safe drinking water for 2,150 people daily, for an expected lifetime of 50 years. As a result of this clean drinking water source, communities will experience improved health and sanitation. School attendance for teachers and pupils will improve, resulting in a better quality education for all.

Other community impacts could include improved food security, as the school will be able to create small gardens and orchards. This new water source will allow easy watering of plants and improved knowledge of gardening for students, as well as a convenient food source.

These overall project impacts include, but are not limited to: improved health and sanitation, improved school attendance and education experience, increased knowledge of gardening and agriculture, food security, and community development.

Kaole Primary School Remarks:

 “The administration, teachers, pupils, and the community at large wish to forward their gratitude towards the water supply received at Kaole Primary School.
To the effected new development, we are now assured of safe drinking water. Therefore, we promise sincerely to make use of the facility to good use.”
Senior Teacher- Lumbwe Fridah