Lupani Primary School, located 70 kilometres from Livingstone in Zambia, has just completed their borehole works.
Thanks to funding from CITW Zambezi, the hand pump at the school borehole has been replaced with a solar pump. A 5 000 litre water tank, as well as a 2 500 litre water tank that the school had previously acquired, and four taps were added to the system so that water could be stored and accessed from various areas within the school property.
This will greatly assist the school and surrounding community, especially with the challenging times at present and for the foreseeable future. Due to the Coronavirus and its impact on livelihoods, food security in this region is going to be a significant challenge, especially as the less productive months of winter approach.
However, as the teachers and students at Lupani Primary always put a great deal of effort into their school garden, we are confident that with this easy access to water they will achieve wonders and help supplement the pupils’ lunchtime meals at school.
Report by Sarah Adams