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Essau Senior Secondary School Water Project – The Gambia

Essau School - The GambiaLocation
Essau, The Gambia, West Africa

Community Description
Essau is on the north bank of the Gambian River, just past the ferry port town of Barra, in the Lower Niumi District.

Essau Senior Secondary School is a secondary school where students continue their education in hopes of being able to go on to professional jobs and/or higher education at either the college or a university. Students from 5 nearby villages come to attend classes.

Water is available at the high school from only a single tap at the front of the school. It is in poor condition, leaking constantly and wasting water. There is no running water in the restrooms, located at the back of the school.

Water Tap - The GambiaThe leaking tap leaves standing water, allowing mosquitoes to breed, creating conditions conducive to the spread of malaria.

There is also a small community just outside of the school that gets its water from the high school tap.

Project Description
This project will create a piping system throughout the school. It will bring water to the administrator's house and to the toilets for the staff, boys, and girls. It will also provide water for the science labs.

Project Impact
The 395 students that attend ESSS, consisting of 204 boys and 191 girls, along with the staff, consisting of 27 people, will benefit from the project.

Students - The GambiaThe 900 people living in the cluster of homes across the street from the school will also benefit.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Brian Sisco

Comments
This project provides a needed water supply to various buildings in a secondary school. It removes a health hazard, and also creates a better environment for the neighboring community. It provides great benefit to a large number of people at a low cost.

Dollar Amount of Project
$636.00

Donations Collected to Date
$454.00

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Dollar Amount Needed
$182.00 - This project has received major funding through the generosity of the Elmo Foundation, with the expectation of additional donations from the friends, family, and supporters of the Peace Corps Volunteer.

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

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

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