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Latrine construction complete

Posted by Steve Hall on June 10

This is a community run school located within Rushaga village just a few meters from the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda. There are 120 pupils, including 25 from the Batwa (pygmy) tribe who were moved out of the forest when it became a gorilla reserve. Several of the pupils have to board (live) […]

Kwanjora Primary Catchment Tank

Posted by Steve Hall on June 7

Kwanjora Primary School is located in Nyandarua County, Kenya. The climate is classified as semi-arid tropics with two rainy seasons (March-May) and (November-December). The school population is made up of 153 girls, 145 boys and 11 teachers. Before this project, Kwanjora Primary School had one old masonry tank and one plastic tank which stored water […]

20,000 Liter Tank for School in Uganda

Posted by Steve Hall on June 6

The new 20,000 liter water catchment system at Katebee Primary School was recently opened and everyone is very happy! From our implementing partner, Drink Local Drink Tap: “They will be able to collect rainwater during the rainy seasons. Conservation is critical in managing rainwater supplies so we will work hard to train the users. As […]

Former H2O for Life participant, Megan Perpich

The Far-Ranging Benefits of Service Learning

Posted by Nick Coughlin on June 6

Megan Perpich first learned about H2O for Life in her ninth grade geography class. It was meant to complement the students’ learning about the world, people, culture, and economics. It did that and more. “H2O for Life made it real,” says Perpich. “We learned the harsh realities of the world and how the world operates. […]

Race2Reduce receives a one-time special grant through 2020!

Posted by Joe Kuzelka on June 3

Pictured above, from left to right: Sophie Davis (White Bear Lake Student), Gov. Tim Walz, Sen. Chuck Wiger, and Judy Onufer (Race2Reduce/H2O for Life) The award-winning Race2Reduce water conservation program initiated in the White Bear Lake Area School District receives $50,000 in one-time funds for FY 2020. Now in its fourth year, Race2Reduce has had […]

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