Msuluti Primary School is located in Iringa rural district, 42 kilometers from Iringa town. The current school population is 671 students and 11 teachers/staff members.
Namulonge Primary School is home to over 650 students in Wakiso district, located in Uganda’s Central region. While the school once had convenient access to clean, safe drinking water right on its premises, the borehole well that used to provide this vital resource has since fallen into complete disrepair.
Nyaka works with communities to nurture and protect vulnerable children so they can learn, grow, and thrive. As part of this mission, we provide free education to children who have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS. Students receive a high-quality education, nutritious meals, uniforms, books, medical care, and school supplies. There are currently 780 students being educated by Nyaka from nursery through university. In addition to operating two primary schools and a secondary vocational school, Nyaka operates two public libraries, a farm, two medical clinics, and gravity-fed clean water systems for the community. Support is also highly focused on the 10,000 grandmothers who care for an estimated 60,000 orphaned and vulnerable children in Southwest Uganda. In 2018, Nyaka merged with EDJA Foundation, which provides support to survivors of sexual and domestic violence in the community. Nyaka Vocational Secondary School (NVSS) currently educates 185 students. This includes 157 students in grades Senior 1 through Senior 4 and 28 students in vocational programs. NVSS is a boarding school located in Kambuga Town Council, Kanungu District-Uganda. NVSS is responsible for providing water to more than 200 students, staff, and teachers year-round. This includes cooking, cleaning, drinking, sanitation, and hygiene. The school receives water through a variety of sources, many of which are unreliable or not easily accessible.
Project Proposal: 3 New latrines.
Every day, students from Patrivia Primary School make the long walk to a protected shallow well and wait half an hour in line to collect water more than a kilometer away from their classrooms. Despite how time consuming and difficult this process is- students must walk along a steep slope through dense vegetation to reach the well- it’s the fact that the young children must cross a busy main road unaccompanied to reach the water source that is most concerning. Contributing even further to the problem is the well’s inadequate water supply, which regularly runs dry throughout the year. Although Patrivia Primary School acquired a 400 liter rainwater collection tank to help meet its water needs, with roughly 200 students and teachers on the premises, it simply isn’t enough. With the addition of a 10,000 liter rainwater collection system, the school’s students and teachers will have convenient access to clean, safe drinking water.
Project Proposal: 3 New latrines.
Project Proposal: Handwashing station.
When we went for our first visit to Sikhendu Primary School during the holiday and therefore did not find anyone there. We had to make a call to the nearest teacher available, Mr. Paul Mwema. He received our call and rushed to the school very quickly after he heard that we were there to help provide his students with water. He said that we were “God-sent” since they have been desperately waiting for this kind of help.There are 850 students attending Sikhendu Primary School who do not have a reliable source of clean water. When the school first opened in 1992, the parents recognized their children’s need for water and dug a well behind one of the classrooms.
Our South Sudanese projects are quite unique from our others in the fact that they are not typically built at a school. These projects are built in villages with the plan that a school will form around that well in the future. The reason for this difference from our other projects is that South Sudan in its war-torn state is in desperate need for even the basic infrastructures to begin new communities. These South Sudan projects are not named because they are not typically schools yet at this point in the process. They will simply be a community well.