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The Water Project: Rushere Senior Secondary School -
The Water Project: Rushere Senior Secondary School -
The Water Project: Rushere Senior Secondary School -
The Water Project: Rushere Senior Secondary School -
The Water Project: Rushere Senior Secondary School -
The Water Project: Rushere Senior Secondary School -
The Water Project: Rushere Senior Secondary School -
The Water Project: Rushere Senior Secondary School -
The Water Project: Rushere Senior Secondary School -
The Water Project: Rushere Senior Secondary School -
The Water Project: Rushere Senior Secondary School -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Schools - Uganda

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Apr 2013

Functionality Status:  Partner Monitoring Unavailable

Last Checkup: 10/20/2015

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Community Profile

This project was to construct a new well for a school and surrounding community in Uganda.  We did this through our partner, Living Water International, and in cooperation with another group called Attack Poverty.  Upon completion of the project, our partner in the field reports…

A LWI Uganda team member stated, “There was a lot of controversy regarding the drill site location. The community members strongly disagreed with their elected chairman which ended by community members signing a vote of no confidence in their leader and getting their way. This was a great sign of democracy working in this community as the chairman was working purely in his own selfish interests.” When the team arrived, community members were utilizing an unprotected spring located .045 of a kilometer away from the community to meet all of their water needs. Because of this, families were suffering from dysentery and typhoid. The LWI Uganda team was pleased to learn of the community’s use of a covered pit latrine as this will help prevent further spread of disease in the area. During the team’s stay, community members assembled a water committee consisting of five men and five women who assisted the team with the water project whenever possible and provided meals for the team. This water committee is also responsible for collecting 100 shillings ($0.04 USD) per student per term. Most residents are of Catholic or Protestant faith and earn a living by subsistence farming mainly beef and dairy cattle. There are a few who teach at the local secondary school. Before leaving the community, the team provided community member, Nuwagira Yosam, with a LWI Uganda contact number in case their well were to fall into disrepair, become subject to vandalism or theft.

The LWI Uganda team had an opportunity to meet with thirty-six year old community member and head teacher, John,Kaitare, who stated, “In Nyabushozi we have almost everything apart from water; water is the big problem and I don’t know how you knew about this need but I believe God led you here. We have struggled to get teachers from different areas because they know that we don’t have water and so many have come and eventually left because of water scarcity. People who did not grow up here cannot take this dam water, but we thank God who has brought LWI to come and rescue us. In life it’s good to walk the talk. But for us as teachers we have not been walking our talk because we have been searching that stagnant water is not safe for human consumption and yet we tell the students to go to fetch stagnant water for use. My hope is, now that I have water I know for sure that we are going to get more students.”

Project Updates


04/29/2013: Rushere Senior Secondary School Project Complete

We are excited to report that the students of Rushere Senior Secondary School and their families in the surrounding community now have access to safe, clean water!  We just posted a report from our partner in the field detailing the well that we just constructed.  The report includes information about the community, GPS coordinates, and pictures of the project.


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Project Type

Borehole and Hand Pump

Girls and women walk long distances for water when safe water is very often right under their feet! Underground rivers, called aquifers, often contain a constant supply of safe water – but you have to get to it. No matter what machine or piece of equipment is used, all drilling is aiming for a borehole that reaches into an aquifer. If the aquifer has water - and after the well is developed - we are able to pull water to the surface utilizing a hand-pump. If all goes as planned, the community is left with a safe, closed water source providing around 5 gallons of water a minute through a hand-pump.



Contributors

Project Underwriter - G2 Foundation/Scott Bonnema
Paul and Caryn Koenig
Timber Creek High School
Twincrest Inc.
Wilson Elementary School
Mrs. Scifres 6th Grade Class
The Super Turners
FriendsPack
YWAM Northwoods
The Bare Essentials...
92 individual donor(s)