This is the life changing moment in May last year when fresh water came to our Makangala Preschool in the Miyoba village in the Southern Province of Zambia – thanks to a new borehole being drilled and a hand pump installed there for the first time.
The community has since benefited from training relating to the WASH programme (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) covering the essentials of water sanitation and hygiene as well as measures to prevent the spread of COVID19. This has provided really useful guidance around how to keep the borehole and handpump in good working condition, keeping waterborne diseases at bay and preventing the spread of COVID19.
Having the borehole means that almost 30 households now have direct access to a clean and reliable source of water for the first time. Those households add up to a population of 128 people. They, alongside the school community of 80 children, 2 teachers and a rotating team of pre-school community helpers, are able to use the borehole for their own hygiene purposes but also to prepare and cook meals.
This has had such an impact on the lives of the community and they are now developing a vegetable garden for everyone to benefit from.
10 Years, 10 Weeks, £10K!
To mark our 10 -year anniversary, members of our trustee board and other supporters have taken on an ambitious challenge to walk/ cycle/ swim or even kayak the length of Zambia and raise £10,000 to help more children like Isaac. After ten exhausting but exhilarating weeks across 1500kms of Zambia’s beautiful (virtual) landscape, the team have reached their final destination of Mgapi on the Mozambican border. Thanks to the generosity of supporters like you, they have raised over £6000 which will go directly to supporting more children like Isaac to reach their potential. It’s not too late to donate and help the team to meet their final target you can donate here.