Uganda Projects Update

Ugandan Girl

Covid 19 has limited travel in Udanda, and the team have been busy on other public health duties in Iganga helping communities to fight the virus. In spite of these limitations, the team have managed to protect 11 spring sources in recent months.

Education in Hand-Washing has Never been so Important

hand washing with a tipy tap

Since the emergence of COVID 19, never, in the world, has a simple bar of soap and access to safe water been more universally recognised as the primary protection against the spread of potentially deadly diseases. Imagine, facing what many of us are facing now, areas in lock down but without safe water in your house or village and no knowledge … Read More

Nine new spring sources protected in Uganda

Uganda 2020

In February 2020, two Trustees visited Uganda to meet up with the Water for Kids team and to check on work carried out since August 2019. Nine new spring sources had been protected and one had been repaired following damage by heavy rain. Tom Jackson and Barbara Lucas found the team working hard and in good spirits and communities now … Read More

Obira Community, Uganda – A Case Study in Sustainability

Obira

“Water for Kids is more of parents to us, they first gave us free san plats, free protected spring and now trained us to make our own san plats at a cheap rate, who else on earth could do this?” Aggrey Kasango, Obira 2019. In 2011, Water for Kids first protected the water source, damming the source and pumping water … Read More

The Randal Charitable Foundation to Fund Naitandu Community Solar Project

Carrying water

Water for Kids are thrilled and grateful to announce the recent approval for funding by the Randal Charitable Foundation of the Naitandu Solar Panel Project.  In 2007 Water for Kids installed a borehole and rainwater harvesting at the school, delivered hygiene training and provided materials with training to households to build latrines, throughout the rural village of Naitandu.  As a … 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

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

The Dabbagh Welfare Trust Walutente Project, Uganda

Walutente

We would like to mention a big thank you to the Dabbagh Welfare Trust for their recent donation to fund the Walutente Community project in Iganga District, Uganda.  This rural community of over 560 and school of 200 pupils currently collect water from large, contaminated ponds.  the Dabbagh funding enables WfK to provide  a continuous running source of clean water which … Read More