Of the 430 students here (baby class to 7th grade), 250 are boarders and live on site. Students have to walk 2km to a small open spring that is shared with many people. They tried to solve their own water problems by digging a well which failed and they have one 7,000 liter tank which gets depleted in one day. Only in the rainy season do children have soap and water to wash their hands.
“We are committed to good hygiene, education and support each student in being who they want to be; all are equal here and all are welcome” - Bbaale Abbaasi, Founder (1995).
Bbaale is very committed to bringing safe water to his children and we hope to make his water dreams come thru this year.
Proposed project: After surveying for a borehole was unsuccessful, 20,000 litres of rainwater harvest has been planned using plastic tanks. The community will contribute facial boards and has begun the process of water committee development. This project includes WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene education) training, water committee development and ongoing community (non-financial) support.
H2O for Life is not a WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) project implementer. We have partnerships with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) implementing WASH in Schools projects around the world. Our NGO partners match funds needed for each school project. We also have a generous donor that provides us with an interest-free loan that, along with matching funds, allows for many projects to be started or possibly even completed before total funds have been raised. In rare situations we reserve the right to reallocate funds to alternate project(s).