Project: well construction at the Kids Care Primary School
We are familiar with pictures of African children (often girls!) carrying water home in large canisters. However, it is hardly conceivable that this is still a daily routine for an alarming number of people. Up to 5km away is the water point, where a village gets its drinking water, and this is also often not of good quality.
There is also no water at the elementary school where our children go. However, a well could be built that would make everyday life easier for everyone and would be an enormous step in providing health care for the children. Unfortunately, the prices for the construction of such a well have risen extremely in recent months. There are many reasons for this:
- Due to the increased poverty caused by inflation and the more expensive food, which is felt in Africa as much as here due to the Ukraine war, the danger of theft on the construction site of dismountable well parts has increased a lot. Security measures have to be taken, which complicate everything and make it more expensive.
- The components themselves have also become more expensive.
- Since a well is to be built as close as possible to inhabited areas, the borehole to the groundwater must be made deeper.
Currently, the estimated price for the construction of a well is about 5,000 €. Our goal is to raise this money through donations in order to be able to start the construction of a well by local forces as soon as possible. Please help us!
Well construction at Kids Care Primary School, which 172 of our children attend, began in September 2022!
The next step is to install the pump and connect the tank.
Here are a few new pictures of the well construction from October 2022.
For the optimal depth, it is still necessary to dig about 3 meters. After reaching this depth, the collected water can be pumped out. Some rings have been delivered to the construction site in the meantime. In addition, lime was applied to the walls, as there is too little oxygen in the well.
In November 2022, the well is 45 meters deep. So, the required water level has been reached. For safety reasons, the well was closed.
Currently, 3 solar panels and a pump with control system are installed.
The purchase of a water tank with a capacity of 10,000 liters will be done soon.
For the well construction there is now also a project description as PDF -> Projektbeschreibung Brunnenbau
The well construction project has been completed!!!
On the first pictures you can see how the children used to have to fetch water. On the following pictures how much easier it is now.