A keypart of the work of WfK is health education, and helping people make the link between improved hygiene and reducing disease. Following the COVID pandemic costs have risen in Uganda, as elsewhere, and it has become apparent that the cost of soap had risen greatly. This threatens to undermine efforts to encourage handwashing. We are currently undertaking a pilot … Read More
Hari Shukla raised £2,500 for Water for Kids to celebrate his 90th birthday. Thank you so much Hari! This is enough to help bring safe water to two communities in Uganda. Hari says “Water for Kids is a charity close to my heart, providing clean water to communities in Uganda, which is where I was born and spent many happy years”.Happy Birthday Hari!
Water is now flowing from 12 taps for the 1102 pupils at Makumba Secondary School In Mwanzabombwe, Zambia. There are also four taps for the local community of 890 people. Many thanks to the team who have completed the project in record time!
In 2003 as part of the Commonwealth Fellow scheme operated by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the first EH professional from Iganga in Uganda visited the UK. Muz visited various local authorities in England, but he stayed in the East Midlands and formed a link with Peter Minhinnett who was involved with Water for Kids.There was already a twinning … Read More
Trustees aim to visit the team in Uganda regularly to assess work, scope futureprojects, and encourage the team. A visit was made in February 2020, and then travel within Uganda was restricted due to the pandemic. The team carried on with work where allowed during the restrictions, clean water being even more essential, and contact with trustees was limited to … Read More
Water for Kids have completed a borehole rehabilitation project in Chalilo ward in Chitambo in northern Zambia. Borehole rehabilitations are very good value for money as the hole has already been drilled and they usually just need new parts. 12 boreholes were rehabilitated including a school with 813 pupils, clinics and markets. More than 5,800 people in the communities involved … Read More
In September 2022 three trustees made their first visit to Zambia in four years to monitor completed projects, meet old and new colleagues and to scope further projects. The visit was a great success. It was the first opportunity to meet in person with the newly appointed project manager, Clavel Mulenga, an environmental health professional with a real passion for … Read More
After the successful completion of two large holistic community projects in Busera and Nakivumbi the local team revisited the projects to carry out an in- depth evaluation. This has shown vast improvements in the health and wellbeing of both communities and increased school attendance of mature girls due to new washrooms. The team have also protected eight water springs giving … Read More
Favour has a background in technology, having a PhD in Machine Learning from Oxford University and Computer Science degrees from Imperial College London & the University of Zambia. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer of a financial technology company. Favour was born and grew up in Zambia. He has seen first-hand the hardships people in remote areas face and … Read More
In July the first part of phase two of a project to provide Rain water Harvesting (RWH) and new latrines with washrooms for mature girls at two schools in Ndhiwa Kenya was completed. The second part is to provide RWH at another school which is currently in progress. This project was made possible with donations from North East CIEH, Acorn … Read More