The number of people in the world without access to clean water and adequate sanitation, continues to grow and still remains a global concern.
According to the UNICEF 2019 Annual Report, Nigeria was ranked as one of the top three countries in the world that has inadequate access to clean drinking water and ranked second for Open Defecation practices.
The L.E.A Primary School Jikwoyi, serves the people of the Jikwoyi phase 1 region. It has a student population of 1,440 and a staff population of 67; forty four of which are N-Power staff. On running a needs assessment, the School was observed to lack flowing water and was made to purchase water weekly to fill up only two tanks. The funds required were gotten from parents through the PTA and sometimes the students have to go days without water, due to lack or shortage of funds. The Foundation, on running a needs assessment in the school, developed a solar powered bore-hole with 3 water stations and 4 taps each.
The Foundation in collaboration with CBM and Toilet Pride developed a solar-powered borehole with 1 water station and 6 taps. The collaboration also inaugurated WASH Committee (WASHCOM), whose members were trained on how to maintain and manage the facility. Series of town hall meetings were held in order to ensure community ownership and accessibility.