Kounkane Ecole Privee 1 Well – Senegal

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.

The 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 well-being 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 funding and completing projects immediately, without red tape.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed
$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.