Sare Saedou Primary School Well Repair Project – Senegal

Sare Saedou, Department of Vellingara, Region of Kolda, Senegal

Community Description
Sare Saedou is a rural Pulaar village located 10 km Northeast of Kounkane in the Kolda region. The village has approximately 200 inhabitants who make their living by subsistence farming. There is no electricity or running water.

The local primary school is attended by students within Sare Meta and the smaller surrounding villages that do not have schools. This year just over 100 children (ages 6-13 years) are attending the school.

Presently, the nearby well is in disrepair, and there is no other access to water in the vicinity of the school property. The students, as well as the four teachers, do not have water for drinking, washing hands, and cleaning latrines and classrooms. This leads to dehydration of students, unsanitary conditions, and increased health risks.

Project Description
This project is to repair the school’s well structure.

The present structure will be taken down and replaced with a new and improved well structure. The structure will be a cemented one-meter high wall, with wooden supports and crossbeam, and the common pulley, rope, and bucket system.

Water Charity funds will be used to purchase cement and iron bars for reinforcement, as well as to pay the mason to build the improved well structure.

Parents representing each family compound will remove the existing structure and clear the land around the well. Villagers will also be responsible for transporting materials to the school property, providing sand and rocks to mix with the cement, and providing wood for the supports and crossbeams.

The project also includes general hygiene and wellness classes for the students, which will be performed by the teachers for better understanding. Classes will include hand washing, cover your mouth when coughing, how to properly flush a latrine, ways of disinfecting water, and others.

Project Impact
100+ students attending the primary school and 4 teachers will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Jessica Cochran

This is a very modest infrastructure project that will restore needed access to water at the school.

Jessica previously completed the Sare Meta Latrine Project – Senegal.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 – This project has been fully funded through the generosity of the Elizabeth Szabo, of Pembroke, VA, in memory of Edward and Vera Peet.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Peace Corps Volunteer Jessica Cochran of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project PCVs in the country of service.

This project has been completed.  To see the results, CLICK HERE.