Immanuel Model Primary School, Yei River State, South Sudan

Winny Sida is a pupil of Immanuel Model Primary School. At the age of 14, Winny is Primary Six. She resides in one mile Maridi road, wherein her area, she experiences difficulties accessing clean water. The problem was compounded when she could not access water at school as well. Her options were to travel to Kanjoro, two miles away to fetch clean water or she could access the local open water well, containing murky, dirty water. Restoring the water well at the school significantly impacts the students and faculty. Students can now access clean, refreshing water during their break times at breakfast and lunch. They will be able to wash dishes properly and can cool down after physical exercise in the hot sun. Dehydration makes it very difficult for students to perform, so not only do they anticipate more excellent health and a better experience, but they believe they will perform better in their studies.

On behalf of Winny Sida,
14 years

This project was undertaken as part of our campaign of projects that actively reduce carbon emissions. This project helped the community save their much needed wood which was previously being burnt daily to boil water. This project has also eliminated the many thousands of hours previously spent on walking to collect water.