Mbaale Primary School is in desperate need of clean water and sanitation. Students and teachers (460+ people) do not have any safe latrines (toilets) to ‘relieve’ themselves. This forces children to go to the bush or, to not come to school at all. A very passionate headteacher, along with parents, have tried to construct a temporary latrine, but it is collapsing and very dangerous. This is an urgent safety and health concern and the school will be shut down soon if a solution is not found.
The Katwe community, including a large school in the area, relies on a borehole well that now sits in partial disrepair. A borehole well is a simple hand pump well that typically ranges from 30 to 250 ft deep. Even though this mechanical pumping system is the most common method of water delivery across Africa, the wells include so many moving parts and endure so much natural wear and tear that many fall into disrepair after only a couple of years of regular use. Additionally, many broken boreholes in Uganda use cheap galvanized pipes, which are not only prone to corrosion and rupture (leading to untenable ongoing costs for replacement after replacement), but also have been known to leak heavy metals into the drinking water. By bringing in a crew to repair the broken parts of the Nakawuka Modern Borehole, upgrading its materials to stainless steel, and working with the community's leaders to train them in how to care for it, we will fix the primary water source for 1,000 people and prevent similar problems from occurring in the future.
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
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.