Clean drinking water for almost 4000 people!

In the heavily drought and flood prone affected area of Chenkalady, we are going to provide 15 government schools and nursery schools with clean drinking water connections. Pleased to convey that this is going to be beneficial to almost 4000 students and teachers! In drought season, the wells which they use as a water source, always get dried up. This affecting the performance of the students and making it more difficult for them to take part in their classes.

The supply of the 15 drinking water connections is part of the Disaster Risk Reduction project in which we partnered with Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum and USAID has provided the funding.

The beautifully decorated welcome table.


The leader of the Rural Development Society opening the event.


The Director of PALM Foundation lighting the lamp.


Mr. Wasantharaj, the district engineer of the Sri Lanka National Water Board.


Mr. Shakthiyan of PALM Foundation giving a presentation about the project.


Mr. Sunil Dombepola, director of PALM Foundation North & East, giving his speech.


Mr. Kasheer of the Disaster Management Center expressing his opinion about the project and how it is going to benefit the society.


Mrs. Muhanthan, the Assistant Divisional Secretariat of Chenkalady, sharing the thoughts and contribution of the local government regarding the project.


Mr. Mohamed Uwais of the Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum sharing their role in the project with a group.


The Deputy Principle of the school thanking everyone for participating in the event and also expressing his deepest gratitude to PALM Foundation and USAID for providing a much needed drinking water connection at his school.


Mr. Kasheer, representative of the Disaster Management Center, opening the drinking water connection at the school where the event is being held. School girls who were present were amongst the first to enjoy the fresh water.


Finally this school has a working drinking water connection. For years the children have been struggling with their studies when water in the well runs out.

This is the start of many more drinking water connections for the different schools in the area!

Video of the opening:

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