Nyarubanda Secondary School is a girls and boys' day secondary school in Kigoma District Council with 1083 students, from which 407 girls and 676 boys. In addition, the school has 27 employees residing nearby or in the school. The primary water source for the school is a stream 2.3km away and rainwater which is not effective throughout the year.
The water challenge has resulted in underperformance among students and unexpected absentees, especially girls. In addition, there have been issues with waterborne diseases due to dirty and unsafe water leading to further absentees and reduced performances in measurement exams.
Due to mandated health rules, the school is on high alert for water needed to maintain a protocol for frequent hand washing and cleanliness.
Drilling a borehole at the school will provide a long-lasting water solution to the school, enabling peace of mind and settlement of the students when they are at school.
The drilling work will be organised by our long term partner Benedicto Hosea and his youth organisation Mboni Ya Vijana.