Zambia Update

Mwanjabantu borehole

Bore holes have recently been installed in 4 villages and one at a school in Mwanjabantu bringing the total number of bore holes that WfK have installed in the area to 11.  This is a very remote area with real water challenges so these bore holes have made a huge difference to local life.  WfK has also funded local environment … Read More

Water for Kids Winners of CIEH Excellence Award

CIEH Award Winner

CATEGORY | Best Environmental Health Project WINNER | Water for Kids and CIEH North East Region The CIEH North East Region raised money to deliver a sustainable environmental health project in Kenya. It partnered with Water for Kids and provided safe drinking water, facilities and water for hand washing and hygiene education for the first time in four remote primary … Read More

Welcoming our New Chairman

We welcome Richard Hall as the new Chair of Water for Kids; he took over from Peter Minhinnett on 3 November. We are very grateful to Peter for his hard work as Chair for the last five years. Richard became a trustee of WfK in 2016 after retiring from his role as Head of Environmental Services at Warwick District Council. … Read More

Supporters raise over £3,300

Sidhrah Naeem, Mary McLaughlin and Rose Dindol

Well done Sidhrah for completing the Budapest Marathon in October and raising over £1400 for Water for Kids. “Signing up for a marathon I had no idea how tough it was going to be…the countless hours of training, the 6.30am weekend runs so I could run, this was the toughest thing I’ve ever done – but in the back of … Read More

Zambia Visit October 2018

Petauke District Zambia

Richard Hall and Sara Emanuel, Trustees visit the recently completed Water for Kids projects in the Petauke region and assessed potential locations for future projects. The main focus for work in the last year has been the provision of six boreholes in the Petauke District, 280 miles East of the capital Lusaka. With ZIEH colleagues we visited to see them in operation … Read More

Ground Work – Mary McLaughlin | EH News July 2018

Zambia has many isolated towns and villages. People, including young children, often have to walk long distances to collect water and transport it home, carrying the buckets in their hands and on their heads. The water is also often heavily contaminated. Last September, I had the opportunity to become involved with the environmental health charity, Water for Kids (WfK). WfK … Read More

Protection of a water source at Nawanyingi Methodist, Uganda

Uganda Nawanyingi

Peter, the Chairman is at present in the middle of a 2 week visit to our projects in Iganga, Uganda.  He has reported that our latest project has been completed – the protection of a water source at Nawanyingi Methodist in Iganga District.  Approximately £1,000 has been spent protecting the source to provide safe water for the first time for the … Read More

North East CIEH has raised £7000 for Kenya project

Ndhiwa Western Kenya

Two Trustees, Tom Jackson and Barbara Lucas are taking a group of 5 EHO’s from the North East branch of CIEH to Ndhiwa Western Kenya, in May this year .The NE CIEH has raised £7000 to carry out rainwater harvesting in 4 primary schools giving safe water to approximately 1800 children. The team will also be training the children on … Read More

Mwanjabantu District Project

Mwanjabantu District Project

The Eastern Provence is to be the new area of focus for Water for Kids.  Here we visited some of the remotest villages in the Mwanjabantu District, on the border with Mozambique, with our Partners, the Zambia Institute of Environmental Health.  On our visit, we found some of the most shocking conditions – people were waiting for hours for shallow holes to fill … Read More

Uganda Field Trip May/June 2017

Uganda field trip 2017

On our recent successful visit to Uganda, we were struck once again by the serious lack of rain.  In many areas, the failure of the seasonal rain to arrive has resulted in crops failing, dried up water sources and rumours of starvation.  These dire conditions have resulted, more than ever, in the need for the provision of sustainable water, and Water … Read More