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

Inspiring Kids Leading the Way in Fundraising for Water for Kids

children fundraising

Niamh Completed 28 Park Run Challenge and Raises over £3300. For those of you that follow us on social media, you will know that 8 year old Niamh has spent every weekend since April completing a different Park Run throughout Northern Ireland. By the end Niamh will have run 140 km and will have travelled over 1,700 miles for the park runs … 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

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