GIVE A CHANCE TO RURAL SCHOOLS AND THE ELDERLY TO ACCESS CLEAN AND SAFE WATER BY DONATING AND PASSING ON TO YOUR RESPECTIVE NETWORKS

GIVE A CHANCE TO RURAL SCHOOLS AND THE ELDERLY TO ACCESS CLEAN AND SAFE WATER BY DONATING AND PASSING ON TO YOUR RESPECTIVE NETWORKS

GIVE A CHANCE TO RURAL SCHOOLS AND THE ELDERLY TO ACCESS CLEAN AND SAFE WATER BY DONATING AND PASSING ON TO YOUR RESPECTIVE NETWORKS

Donate now at Global Giving to give the Elderly and Rural Schools a chance to have access to safe and clean water. Follow this LINK to submit your Donation. Check below for more information:

Summary

Apparently, only 28% of the 34m Ugandans have access to hand washing facilities after toilet, meaning most Ugandans are susceptible to water-borne diseases. On average, a minimum of 30 minutes is spent in trekking two kilometers to the nearest water source for most of students and elderly in rural Uganda. The 15 tanks for public rural schools and 5 tanks for most needy elderly people will give them access to safe and clean water for drinking, washing hands after toilet and domestic use.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

While implementing the second phase of our project we discovered that most of the elderly in rural communities have no access to water nor do they have energy to fetch from the spring wells which are usually in more than a KM distance. Further, though we had targeted only primary schools, we found out that most of the rural schools lacked access to safe and clean water for washing hands after toilet, drinking

How will this project solve this problem?

In the third phase, we target to construct 20 more tanks where we shall have 15 constructed at already identified 15 community rural schools in Mukono District both primary and secondary one, then 5 tanks for the most needy and helpless elderly people. The 15 tanks in selected schools will give access to clean and safe water for drinking and washing hands after toilet thus reducing diseases in target rural schools. The 5 tanks will help the most needy elderly people to have access to water.

Potential Long Term Impact

UN Resolution 64/292 asserts that safe and clean drinking water is a human right essential to the full enjoyment of life and all other human rights. This project helps students and the elderly to attain this fundamental right, break out of their life of poverty & achieve better health. Washing hands after toilet is so fundamental to prevent spreading disease such as cholera, Diarrhea, etc among pupils and students in rural schools. Access to safe and clean drinking water is equally important.

Project Message

Ever since a tank got installed at our school, we have access to clean and safe water for washing hands after toilet and drinking. We mostly fetch water from the tank instead of 2km spring well
– Pupils of Kikandwa C/U Primary School, Experience sharing by Kikandwa Primary Pupils

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $0
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $11,000
Total Funding Goal: $11,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

 

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