Watch a video from 8-year-old student, Aaron, as he talks about their latrines.
Pader Secondary School’s only option for clean water is to buy it from a nearby trading center. For a school this large, the financial burden of having to buy water each day leaves them struggling to stay afloat. The school urgently needs a well of its own in order for it to stay operational and thrive.District: PaderSub-County: Pader Town CouncilParish: AcoroVillage: Lagwari EastBoys: 338Girls: 243
The Pakeyo Health Center is a busy facility that sees more than fifty patients a day and currently does not have a source of running water. Before the clinic opens one of the staff members walks to fetch water from a well, but it is a long walk and it is usually just a few hours into the day when the water runs out. This leaves the sick patients with no water to drink, use with medications, wash their hands or even rinse out the one cup they all share.
Currently serving over 200 students in Uganda’s Kakiri community, Andy Mwesigwa Comprehensive High School has expanded significantly in recent years and expects its enrollment numbers to continue rising. Nevertheless, their already insufficient water supply–a nearby shallow well– has stayed the same. Combined with the high risk of water contamination from the well’s shallow depth and the arduous walk along a steep road to reach the well, the school needs a quick solution to its growing water demands. By equipping Andy Mwesigwa Comprehensive High School with a rainwater collection system, we will not only empower the school to adequately meet the increasing water needs of its student body, but also ensure that the water used to meet those needs is safe for drinking, handwashing and more.
For the 500 students and staff at Excel Junior School, the single most needed school supply is clean water. Every day, children make the 15 minute walk through dense vegetation and along steep pathways to collect drinking water from a run-off pit which has a strong odor and a color leaving no question as to the safety of its water. Students routinely find livestock and other animals already drinking from and relieving themselves next to the water source by the time they arrive. In order to safeguard the health and well being of their young students and redeem lost classroom time, the head staff at Excel Junior School have requested a rainwater collection system from our implementing partner, the Ugandan Water Project. By equipping Excel Junior School with health, safety, and greater educational opportunities through a rainwater collection system, we will have a lasting impact on the school’s current and future students.
Kabukunga Primary School educates 400 students in the Kalagi community. The students currently lack access to the most critical of "school supplies": Clean water.
Although Kasengejje Secondary School is connected to a piped water network, the roughly 800 students in the Wakiso TC community that it serves regularly go without clean water. The reason? The reservoir connected to the piped water network regularly runs dry and cannot support the water demands of the many communities it is connected to. As a result, multiple days each week, students and staff go to turn on the faucet at the school and find no water available that they can use to drink, wash hands, clean, or cook. By equipping Kasengejje Secondary School with a rainwater collection system, we will ensure that its students gain consistent access to their most critical school supply: Clean Water!
Due to significant leaks in the two rainwater collection tanks already located on their premises, the students and staff of Kayindu Secondary School are forced to make the long walk to the distant borehole well. This is something that would be challenging enough for the students, but is made even more difficult by the average hour-long wait time to use the well.
There are 430 primary school aged students and 10 staff at Mitalamaria who both practice their Islamic religion and attend regular school classes. They are committed to good hygiene as Muslims, though other students (Christians, Catholics, other) also attend this school. The head teacher is also the founder of the school and very committee to ensuring the children are safe.