Amuria Primary School is located in an area approximately 10 kilometers from town in the Amuria district in the northeastern part of Uganda. The school has an enrollment of 200 students and teachers with a total area population of 3,460,000 people. Many of these people are displaced from land conflicts in the region and many families live in temporary housing situations or send their children to live at school or by themselves near the school because they have no permanent home.
Project Proposal: New Latrines and New Hand Washing Stations. Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the Western hemisphere. In a country where 37% of rural people have no safe drinking water (UNICEF) and 47% of the forest cover has disappeared over the last 50 years (UN Food and Agriculture Organization), these water, sanitation, and reforestation programs are a critical way to improve the living standards of the rural poor while conserving environmental resources. We work in remote rural villages that lack access to most basic services and are too small to receive assistance from other organizations. In general, communities are formed of subsistence farmers or day laborers who live in extreme poverty, surviving on $35-70/month.
Igunda Primary School is located in Igunda village, which is in Nyanzwa, Kilolo district about 135 km from Iringa. The school has 9 teachers and 607 students from nursery through standard seven. There are 6 toilet holes for the students and 2 toilets holes for the teachers.
Kapululuka Primary School is in a rural area outside of Lilongwe, Malawi and currently has NO clean water source. The school has an enrollment of 799 students and only 7 teachers. Surrounding the school is an estimated population of 3,995 people.
Project Proposal: 8 Hydraid® Filters. Tanzania is the home of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru, the Ngorongoro Crater and the great migration of wildebeest, zebra, 2 million strong, make a great circuit across the Serengeti National Park to the greener pastures of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya during July through October. The schools (e.g. Bethlehem Primary Schools - 150 students and 11 teachers, Kilimani Primary school - 831 students and 21 teachers and Muungano Secondary School - 539 students and 68 teachers) are in the remote villages nestled between Mt. Meru and Mt. Kilimanjaro, where on a clear day you can see the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro from the schools. Mt. Meru is visible most days, once the clouds have lifted.
Mirondo Primary school is situated in Kasipul constituency of the greater Homa-Bay County. The school and its environs suffer from severe water shortages and the relief is only during the rainy season which occurs only 4 months of the year. The school has a population of 380, while Mumbo Primary school has 350 pupils and the wider community is approximated at 5000 persons. From a feasibility study of the region, it is accurate to confirm that a total of 3751 will directly benefit from the water project, while 2000 will indirectly benefit from the same. This implies that the two schools have a total pupil population of 730, and teachers’ population of 21 teachers. If the water community is constructed at equidistant between the two schools, then it is assumed that 3000 persons from the community will have direct access to the kiosk/water, hence the other 2000 can be concluded to benefit from the project indirectly.
Mutanga 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 144 girls, 126 boys and 11 teachers.
The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project (NAOP) provides 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 765 students being educated by NAOP from nursery through university. In addition to operating two primary schools and a secondary school, NAOP operates two public libraries, a farm, two medical clinics, and community clean water systems for the community. Support is also highly focused on the 7,301 grandmothers who care for 43,000 HIV/AIDS orphans in the districts of Rukungiri and Kanungu in southwest Uganda. NAOP opened Nyaka Vocational Secondary School (NVSS) in 2012. The school currently educates 157 students in grades S.1-S.3 and, in 2018, it will add an additional 60 students in grade S.4. NVSS is a boarding school located in Kambuga Town Council, Kanungu District-Uganda. Since NVSS is a boarding school, a large supply of water is needed year-round for cooking, cleaning, drinking, sanitation and hygiene. The school receives water through a variety of sources, many of which are unreliable or not easily accessible.
Every day, between 2,000 and 4,000 people cross the border from South Sudan to Northern Uganda seeking nothing more than survival. Since the fighting broke out in 2013, more than 1.5 million people have fled South Sudan, making it the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis. More than half of these refugees have resettled in Northern Uganda. Fortunately for them, Uganda has one of the most welcoming refugee policies in the world. Refugees are not just given temporary shelter, they are also provided with land to settle and grow crops.