In May, 2019 Africa Education Partnership board member Elaine Chagnon traveled to Nigeria to visit and gather more information about our projects in Kafanchan, Kaduna state. One of the most exciting events and a highlight of the trip was the dedication of the well at the Kogum River Nursery/Primary School. This well was funded by the Avon-Simsbury Rotary Club, Connecticut. It will supply the school and the community of around 1000 with clean, safe water for drinking. Prior to the well, students had to walk to collect water from the nearby Kogum River, which was polluted by the livestock that also came to drink.
Elaine cutting the ribbon at the dedication.
The community also collected water from the river for domestic use. Use of contaminated water is the root cause of many intestinal diseases, often resulting in missed school days for students.
The provision of safe, clean water will result in tangible community renewal. Africa Education Partnership is deeply grateful to the members of the Avon-Simsbury Rotary Club for their contribution which made the well a reality for the school and community of Kogum River, Kafanchan, Nigeria. https://www.africaep.org/news/water-for-life