Project #264 | Clean Water on School Grounds
Our Partnership with Ugandan Water Project
African children miss 50 million days of school every year due to waterborne illness. Tragically, these illnesses are often contracted in schools that have no clean water for children to drink and no way for children to wash their hands. When schools have no water on-site, students must frequently miss class to fetch highly contaminated water from lakes, rivers, or ditches.
We’re partnering with Ugandan Water Project to provide clean water for some of Uganda’s most underserved students. Through the project, rainwater catchment systems and water filters are being installed at 4 rural schools, reaching 1,100 students. Currently, students and staff at these schools have to leave school grounds in order to collect basic drinking water, walking for up to two hours in a single trip to reach the nearest water source. Many students are collecting drinking water from highly contaminated sources and did not have access to an easy, effective method of water treatment. Through our partnership, each school will have two high-quality self-contained Rainwater Collection Systems, 6 water filters and 4 handwashing stations!
STUDENTS AND TEACHERS WILL HAVE ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER
RAINWATER COLLECTION SYSTEMS CONSTRUCTED AT SCHOOLS
WATER FILTERS DISTRIBUTED TO SCHOOLS
Thank you for making this possible!
Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.
If you want to support future projects like this you can make a donation to our clean water fund.