After a long delay, we are excited to announce that the well at Graceland International School is finally being drilled, the delay was caused by the the fact that the raining season made the soil waterlogged, now that the dry season has arrived work began in earnest. This well is vital for the provision of clean safe, drinking water for the school. The well will not only serve the school, but also the adjoining Graceland Hospital, opened last October.
The cost of the well was shared between Africa Education Partnership and our sister organization, Kateri Medical Services, which built the hospital. Part of the cost was met by a grant from the Avon-Canton Rotary Club. We are grateful to all of our donors who continue to support this wonderful cause.
Our partners in Nigeria have pointed out that this well will eventually save the school a lot of money. Up until now they have had to purchase drinking water for the students and staff.
The photo on the top left of the collage shows the supports for the large storage tank from which water will be piped to both the school and the hospital. The other photos show the forms that will house the well apparatus and pump.