The Sierra Leone Red Cross Society as part of their BRIDGE Program successfully completed 14 hand dug Wells in 6 districts of Moyamba, Bonthe, Bo, Pujehun, Kenema and Kono.

The Society shared on social media their accomplishment and said “The program has recently constructed 14 new hand-dug wells, rehabilitated 8 non-functioning hand-dug wells, and drilled a solarized borehole.”

They said that these measures ensure that remote communities have reliable access to clean drinking water facilities and that the program successfully completed numerous water projects in hard-to-reach communities across six program branches: Moyamba, Bonthe, Bo, Pujehun, Kenema, and Kono.

Furthermore, they said that “The BRIDGE program has prioritized enhancing sanitation levels in beneficiary schools to promote better hygiene practices and create a healthier learning environment for students. The program has constructed four institutional latrines to achieve this goal.”

Abdul Conteh, the Project’s WASH officer explained that A total of 10,092 individuals, comprising 4,718 males and 5,374 females, have directly benefited from the completion of these facilities. He also said “Through these projects, the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society addresses the urgent need for accessible and sustainable sources of drinking water, which is crucial for ensuring the well-being and health of communities in these remote communities.”