Thanks to generous donations by Hope Spring’s eCard senders, Hope Spring Water has successfully completed its clean water project at the Government Day Junior and Secondary School (GDJSS) in Ilorin, Nigeria. The water project, which began earlier this year, will solve the water scarcity challenges faced by students and staff of GDJSS. It will also serve as a reliable source of clean water for the people of the Agbabiaka area of Ilorin, the school’s host community. The 125 metre deep borehole on the school campus is a great relief to the water scarcity challenges faced by the school and its host communities.
This was confirmed by Ms. Shuaib, the headmistress. She said, “The school consists of two schools, senior secondary school and junior secondary school, and the two schools share things. The water crisis has been a big challenge for our school. It’s a great relief for the students and teachers and for the community right now because water is life.”
“Almost two communities and some people in the school environment will benefit,” added Ms. Shuaib.
The GDJSS project is the first borehole project Hope Spring charity completed in 2022, thanks in part to donations from the generous supporters of the charity , especially those who send their charity ecards. Temi Odunride, Trustee of the Hope Spring charity, thanked everyone who helped make the project a success in a post the charity shared on their Twitter page. “I would like to thank everyone who has made the GDJSS water project a success. Starting with our wonderful eCard senders who have generously donated by sending Hope Spring eCards and special donors to our amazing volunteers. for their valuable contributions and the well drilling companies for a well done job. Each group has been instrumental in the success of this project and I look forward to more life-changing successes together,” said Mr Odunride.
Earlier this year, Hope Spring completed a water project in Zariagi community, Kogi State, Nigeria. The clean water project has helped women and children in the community who, prior to Hope Spring’s water intervention, had to queue for several hours to fetch water to meet their household needs.