Letter from Abubakor Hadjaratu
Portable water was a major problem facing this institution (Nana Brentu High School) for the past twenty years. Access to portable water had not been easy at all. Students had to walk miles before getting access to water. Due to this problem the District Assembly provided the school with a bore-hole water that was intended to minimize the situation in a way. Yet students had to journey long leagues before getting water which sometimes resulted in lateness to class. This situation also affected the teachers on campus.
The water situation keeps compounding with the increased number of students yearly. The school authorities appealed to corporate bodies and institutions for help. This caught the attention of Reverend Monsignor Simon Assamoah who came to the aid of the school by constructing the existing bore-hole. The construction of this additional bore-hole by Monsignor Simon Assamoah has helped ease the water problem at the school. The introduction of the bore-hole and taps has helped change the once problem of lateness. Now students go to class easy to join first lessons unlike those days when students normally missed first lessons.
Again, the bore-hole and the taps have helped stop students from walking miles before getting water to drink and bathe. Students were drinking water from streams which is sometimes contaminated and even cause illnesses among the students.
The benefits continue on and on, not forgetting the fact that the introduction of this new source of water has helped students to concentrate on their studies. Students no more think about how to get water for the next day because they know where to get water.
In spite of all these benefits that the water source has brought to the school there are also challenges that need attention. First the infrequent supply of power sometimes makes it difficult to get water since the pump machine uses electricity in the pumping process so if there is no sun light, there is no water to use.
Due to this problem that is facing the modern bore-hope I would want to appeal to you if you could provide us with a stand by water for use always from the national. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Catholic World Mission and give thanks to Reverend Monsignor Simon Assamoah for sure a wonderful project he has provided for the school – we say thank you.
Letter from Endoi Safomey
The school (Nana Brentu High School) is very pleased to have a well pipe donated by Catholic World Mission. Previously, the major problem faced in the school was lack of access to water. Students had to walk about ten miles a day from the school before they could get water to use, which sometimes delayed students and teachers from going to class.
On the later part of the year 2015 Reverend Monsignor Simon Assamoah decided to solve the (water) problem for the school. With the good decision made (to install a water well) the following are the benefits the school has derived from:
Due to the good decision taken on our water problem, it has helped to provide clean and safe water for students and teachers on campus, which has therefore made the life of students and even teachers comfortable. This is because students and teachers on campus find it easier now to get clean and safe water to use. Clean water is used for cooking, bathing, washing and many more.
The mechanized bore-hole has helped save the time of students and teachers. This is because the steps of which students had to take before they could get water is now slashed, and this helps to be able to attend class early and even attend social meetings.
Aside the benefits mentioned there are some few problems as far as the pipe is concerned. The solar panel lighting system is one of the major factors that contributes to our problem with the pipe. This is because when the sun sets the pipe also turns off due to the mechanized process of the pipe. We hope you can help solve the problem above by taking the following measures:
The water pump shutting off at sunset could be solved by donating enough funds for additional water tanks to store enough water for students and even teachers when the lights are off. This can help restore the pressure on the pipe since the population of the school keeps on increasing. Another idea if you cannot help us purchase a water tank, is the donation of a generator, so the water pump can remain on always.