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In the Interdisciplinary Water Unit, Westridge 7th Graders Consider the Global Water Crisis

Posted by Steve Hall on January 12

To kick off 2024, the 7th grade delved into its annual Water Unit—an interdisciplinary experience using English, history, math, science, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) to grapple with the global water crisis and the obstacles people may have in accessing clean water. “I’m hoping the students build their skills of thinking empathetically about the lives of other people, identifying problems, and collaborating to develop solutions; and I hope that they experience first-hand the impact each of them can have in the world outside our school,” said Middle School Science Teacher Barbra Chabot, who collaborated on the unit […]

Rodeo Project Complete

Posted by Steve Hall on December 12, 2023

The new latrines and handwashing station at Rodeo School in Nicaragua has been successfully completed! Our implementing partner, El Porvenir, partners with the people of Nicaragua so that they can build a better future for themselves through the sustainable development of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) education projects. They also take it a step further with their watershed management program, which promotes water flow, increases food security, and reduces the impact of climate change. Clean drinking water for all Nicaraguans, no matter how remote or how bad the road is, is at the core of everything they do. Nicaragua is […]

Kasozi Rainwater Tanks

Posted by Steve Hall on November 16, 2023

Thank you for trusting H2O for Life and Drink Local Drink Tap, our implementing partner, with your generous donation to help the people of Kasozi (Kah-Soe-Zee) Primary School in Nakasongola (Na-ka-sone-go-la), Uganda. You’ve directly impacted the lives of 509 children, teachers, and all who come after them. You did this by funding three 10,000-liter rainwater harvesting tanks with tap stands and classroom water filters that will reliably serve this community. Their water storage capacity is now 30,000 liters. The students, teachers, and parents are thrilled to have this resource. Everyone is excited to have safe water for drinking, cooking, and […]

Sky Standard Project Complete

Posted by Steve Hall on November 7, 2023

The new rainwater collection system at Sky Standard Nursery and Primary School in Uganda has been successfully completed! Our implementing partner, Ugandan Water Project, erected a 10,000-liter polyethylene tank on a base made of brick, hardcore, and cement. Once cured, the crew placed the tank on the base, made an overflow hole in the top of the structure and attached a pipe to it that extends six inches beyond the perimeter of the base. Crew members also attached face boards to the roof of the building adjacent to the tank in order to create a suitable surface to which they […]

Buyubu Borehole

Posted by Steve Hall on November 7, 2023

Buyubu Primary School is located in the Iganga District of Uganda. The school has a current enrollment of 711 students (343 girls and 368 boys). Buyubu Primary did not have its own water source, so the students were made to fetch water, multiple times per day, from a community well located at a local trading center 1 km away. The school’s headteacher hired a laborer to fetch water for the school, which worked for a while, but it turned out to be unsustainable as the school soon ran out of money. The long walk and long wait times at the […]

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