plan 7Well repairing at Ahmadiyya Primary School Malaiso

Summary

Repairing the well at the Ahmadiyya Primary School in Malaisoko with over 970 beneficiaries

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Background

The School has a fine well that is not drying out during the dry season but cannot be used because the pump head has been stolen. Since neither money nor knowledge are available to repair this pump and only one other well is located in the community (drie

Location

Port Loko District, Upper Koya Chiefdom, Sierra Leone

Focus

Primary Focus: Drinking Water - Schools
Secondary Focus: Drinking Water - Community

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 970

School kids, community of Malaisoko as well as surrounding communities

School Children Getting Water:

People Getting Sanitation: 0

Well maintenance project

People Getting Other Benefits:

Application Type: Project Funding

Start Date: 2006-01-16

Completion Date: 2006-02-16

Technology Used:

One hand pump repair tool kit will ensure that this and further repairs are possible.
One Indian Mark II hand pump kit will be used to replace the stolen one
Community will fence the working well.

Phases:

Done in one phase

Community Organization:

Community forms a committee consisting of representative of all groups (school, women, youth, community leaders, …) to supervise the usage of the pump. The well is located at the school that is the main proprietor.

Government Interaction:

Ancillary activities:

Other Issues:

Maintenance Revenue:

Usage Fees will be collected from every student of the school for each term and for community members on regular basis to raise money needed for future maintenance and repairs.

Maintenance Cost:

Metrics:

Prior art before metrics

Cost: $2,500

Hand pump India Mark II @ Le 2,800,000 ($1,085)
Hand pump repair Tool Kit @ Le 3,534,000 ($ 1,370)
Fuel (9 gal) @ Le 101,250 ($39)
Food for 5 workers @ Le 10,000 ($3)
Total: Le 6,445,250.00 ($ 2,499.13)

Co Funding Amount: $0

none

Community Contribution Amount:

Maintenance of Well, Creation of Fence

Fund Requested: $2,500

Implementing Organization:

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    Initial installation cost? maintenance procedure?

    Meera Hira-Smith of Project Well

    (1) Cost of a pump head in India varies based on the dealers. Here are two websites: , cost at is Rs 5350 + 2.5% for packing and forwarding). Generally the installation cost is high. What was the initial cost of installation? (2) Would like to know the maintenance proc...

    (1) Cost of a pump head in India varies based on the dealers. Here are two websites: , cost at is Rs 5350 + 2.5% for packing and forwarding). Generally the installation cost is high. What was the initial cost of installation? (2) Would like to know the maintenance procedure in detail for example how much will each school child have to pay per year? The same system has failed in many areas due to improper maintenance. One person with technical knowhow should be recruited and be accountable to the school authority which should be accountable to the Implementer.

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    School Fees?

    Rick McGowan of East Meets West Foundation

    I was reading along thinking that this looked like a fine project, until I was brought up short by the proposal that school fees be used to pay for future maintenance. How much will this be? Is there any chance that the fee, added to other costs of attending school, will discourage school attendance? In the last National Living Standards S...

    I was reading along thinking that this looked like a fine project, until I was brought up short by the proposal that school fees be used to pay for future maintenance. How much will this be? Is there any chance that the fee, added to other costs of attending school, will discourage school attendance? In the last National Living Standards Survey in Vietnam, by far the most robust (using regression analysis on survey data) answer to the question of why kids were not in school was correlated to school fees. What other sources of revenue might be available?

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    Although there's a clear need, the plan is vague. Will there be any hygiene education? How will students pay school fees in addition to fees for using the well? (Considering the community couldn't afford the repairs of the pump in the first place and the previous was stolen) More details on how the community organization will work?

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  • Rating: 5

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    1. Lack of documentation of chemical quality of water; 2. missing information on annual maintenance cost. Suggestion: Measurement of contaminants in the water is advisable if not done yet. Fencing is good to prevent overuse of the pump but to prevent it from being stolen securing the pump head to the ground by means of thick chain and padlock would be advisable as done in few areas in our program.

Name Status Completion Date Amount Assigned
Well repairing at Ahmadiyya Primary School Malaisoko, Port Loko District, Sierra Leone Complete - Successful Feb 2006 $2,500