Despite already having a rainwater collection tank on their premises, Knowledge Center Mbirizi Primary School’s student population of 600 children is so large that the tank always seems to run dry. Students and staff are then forced to make the long walk to the distant borehole well- something that would be challenging enough to the school, but is made even more difficult by the 500 shilling price tag attached to each jerrycan of water that is collected from the well. In order to free the school from this financial and time burden, Ugandan Water Project (UWP), recommends installing a second rainwater collection system at the school so that their facility is self-sufficient in meeting the daily water needs of their students and staff. We have the opportunity to serve as a catalyst for a brighter educational future for the 600 current students at Knowledge Center Mbirizi Primary School and the hundreds more who will pass through their doors in the decades to come.
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.
Already beneficiaries of 40,000 liters of rainwater harvesting, but in dire need of latrines. At Ssango, there is a small population of special needs children as well who need safer access to a toilet. By building two latrine blocks (10-stances) with handicapped accessibility and handwashing facilities, hygiene, sanitation and health will be changed forever.
Alipi Primary School is in the Abachi Village in the Koboko district of Uganda, which is in an area called West Nile, near the border of Uganda and the DRC (Congo). The school has 1010 students in total - 516 boys and 494 girls.
Bishop Bukenya Nursery and Primary School serves 400 students in the Kalagi community, but on any given day the number of students sitting in their classrooms is often much lower.
Located on a steep slope and surrounded by dense vegetation, community members and staff at Bright Kingdom Nursery and Primary School often worry about the safety of children who must make the daily walk to collect water. Roughly one thousand people in Kiwanguzi currently rely on a single pond for the majority of their water needs. While the quality of that water poses an immediate threat to the health of adults and children alike, accessing the water source has also proven to be equally risky.
Every day, young students from Building Tomorrow COU Primary School make the difficult walk to a nearby swamp that is shared by more than one thousand community members, hundreds of livestock animals, and other wild creatures. Despite the water’s high contamination levels and how difficult the collection process is-- students must cross traffic, walk along a steep slope, and follow a path through dense vegetation-- it’s the prevalence of muggings, theft, and sexual assault that occur near the swamp that poses the most serious threat to their safety. By providing a reliable source of clean drinking water right on Building Tomorrow COU Primary School’s premises, we will provide critical safeguards and protections for the 520 current staff and students, as well as the hundreds of others who will pass through the school’s doors in the coming decades.
Busia Primary School is located in Kuluba Sub County, Koboko District. The school has a population of 1025 students. This area has a high population of refugees, both South Sudanese and Congolese.
Dricile Primary School is located in Koboko, Uganda in an area called West Nile, which is near the the border of the Congo (DRC). The school has 884 students in total - 478 boys and 406 girls.