Completed Projects

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2014-2015

Ssango Mathew Primary School

Mpigi District, UgandaEDUCATOR VIDEO INTERVIEW 2014

“Grey swamp water ‘serves’ children”

FUNDED! Thanks to David Christof, Connect Africa volunteers from Sweden and 4 Miles 4 Water supporters, we completed 40,000 litres of rainwater harvesting July 2015, two hand washing stations and two bio-sand filters for safe drinking water along with water committee and WASH training! PHOTOS HERE

 

Bulunda Primary School

Mpigi District, Uganda

EDUCATOR VIDEO INTERVIEW 2014

“Near the Great Lakes of Africa with no access- a plea to lessen the burden of hauling water”

Bulunda Primary School is ironically near Lake Victoria, a Great Lake of Africa. Students do not have access to safe, sustainable water and still walk about 1 hour to collect water. These 538 students take turns missing class in the afternoons and sometimes mornings to collect water that infects about 60% of the students with bilharzia. Students cannot swim, so they sometimes drown. These youth cannot carry the heavy water containers, so they go so far as to poke holes in them to lessen the burden and hopefully rid their responsibility to carry water. The burden of water and sickness is just too much. PHOTOS HERE

 

Arise and Shine Uganda Primary School

Kamuli District, Uganda

EDUCATOR VIDEO INTERVIEW 2014

“Without hydration and hand washing, how can children learn and be healthy?”

Rise and Shine Uganda Nursery and Primary School was established in 2011. Approximately 320 students go to school every day without a drop of water. None for drinking, washing or, many days, even cooking porridge. Teachers at this school live on-site and do not have the water they need and have nothing to use during the school day. No hand washing or hydration occurs at this school which is located far from any main road or public water utility. During our 2014 site visit, only 1 student had a small water container with them at school. PHOTOS HERE

 

Wantabya Kkizongo Primary School

Nakasongola District, Uganda

Watabya Kkizongo Primary School is located in the very dry district of Nakasongola and serves 9 teachers and 100 students Baby Class through Primary 4. Some students don’t come to school because there is no water, and if they do come, they walk 4 kilometers round trip to collect it missing at least the first lesson of the school day. Most students cannot carry bigger containers of water, they are faced with diarrhea and, especially because of the very young children served, many accidents occur at school and there is no way to properly wash children. PHOTOS HERE

 

St. Kizito Kyabutayika Primary School

Nakasongola District, Uganda

“Drops of water from the swamp leave kids to face hunger and sickness”

There are 519 students and 9 teachers at St. Kizito Kyabutayika Primary School in the very dry district of Nakasongola. In addition to missing days of school to heard cattle and find water during dry season, 80% of the students here have bilharzia (parasitic worms). The swamp 800 meters from school is dry most of the time and kids travel to a large open swamp shared with cattle and villagers to collect dirty water. Students face serious issues such as: drowning, disease, violence, temptations and accidents. With sustainable, safe water at school, the students and teachers could have hand washing, more food growing in the currently dusty garden and could lead more healthy, dignified lives. PHOTOS HERE

 

Wabigalo Primary School

Nakasongola District, Uganda

VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH HEAD TEACHER 2014

“Young children miss critical school sessions gathering water”

Wabigalo Primary School is in the very dry district of Nakasongola in central Uganda. There are 391 students and 9 teachers. Teachers have to rent space quarters and have no sustainable water source for their daily living. Students have no water for hand washing, drinking or bathing (bathing happen when ‘accidents’ occur due to sickness like diarrhea). The little water that can be carried in the mornings, during the first part of school, is used to cook a small amount of porridge for children. In 2012, only 30 children could afford to eat at school. To collect water, classes take turns each day to walk 2 miles to collect swamp water. Children have died from drowning, motorcycle accidents (from the busy road), and have been attacked by snakes and people. There is only one hand washing tub at school which gets filled as often as possible from collected water. With your help, students will no longer risk missing school, falling sick or falling into the swamp. PHOTOS HERE

 

2013-2014

St. Bonaventure Primary School

Mullaji Village, Luweero, Uganda

Phase 3: Gravity-fed Tap system on school grounds with 3 taps

Funding provided by:

David Christof (Blue Planet Network), Rising Star Coffee Roasters, The Doty Family, the Rosen Family, Wavemaker Program students, Northeast Ohio churches, individuals and businesses

 

Family Spirit AIDS Orphanage, Child Center, Primary School & Farm

Masindi, Uganda

Project 1: Shallow borehole at school center, to provide safe and sustainable drinking water to 267 orphaned children, staff and visitors.

Project 2: Gravity-fed farm irrigation system, irrigation water source (hand-dug well), tower and tank for 1 acre of the 12 acre farm owned by Family Spirit. For growing vegetables, solving nutrition problems facing the children, saving money on food purchases and providing opportunities for vocational farming skills to develop.

Funding provided by:
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David Christof (Blue Planet Network), Rising Star Coffee Roasters, The Doty Family, the Rosen Family, Wavemaker Program students, Northeast Ohio churches, individuals and businesses

 

2011-2012

St. Bonaventure Primary School

Mullaji Village, Luweero, Uganda

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Phase 2: Project implementation (180 ft deep BNE borehole) and WASH Training; borehole naming rights given to BNE Water Foundation

Phase 1: Water User Committee Development and engineer siting

Funding provided by:

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