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.

Zambia | Mwanjabantu & Shamutina

WfK projects in Mwanjabantu and Shamutina

In spite of our Project Managers being in the frontline of Coronavirus prevention work, their commitment has meant that two boreholes have recently been drilled to provide water for the first time in two villages. One is in the very remote area near the border with Mozambique, where previous efforts to drill boreholes have failed because of the scarcity of … Read More

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