Rushere Town School



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Country:
Uganda

Program:
Wells for Schools - Uganda

GPS:
Latitude 0.21
Longitude 30.94

Impact:
124 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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"Before having this borehole, the school director had to wake up at 5am to fetch water from the overcrowded borehole in Rushere market. Even with this effort, the earliest we would obtain enough water for the school would be 10am which delayed the start of classes. Sometimes if the line at the market borehole was too long we would have to resort to the open dam used for washing cars which wasn’t safe for our children."

Twesigye G. - Teacher



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Stories and Community Profile

This is a project that we did in cooperation with Attack Poverty.  Upon completion of the project, our partner in the field reports…

When the Living Water Uganda team arrived, 124 residents were dependent on an open borehole that they shared with livestock to meet all of their water needs. Because of this, families were suffering from typhoid, malaria, diarrhea and severe dehydration among other preventable water related illnesses. The 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 assisted the team with the water project whenever possible, provided any materials they had available and guarded the team’s equipment during the night. Most farm or raise livestock to earn a living. There is a school located in the community whose124 students now all have access to the new, safe water source. Before leaving the community, the team established a committee to collect a monthly well maintenance fee of 100 Ugandan Shillings per jerrican.

The Living Water Uganda team had an opportunity to meet with forty-two year old community member and teacher, Twesigye Gilbert, who stated, “Before having this borehole, the school director had to wake up at 5am to fetch water from the overcrowded (LWI 2010) borehole in Rushere market. Even with this effort, the earliest we would obtain enough water for the school would be 10am which delayed the start of classes. Sometimes if the line at the market borehole was too long we would have to resort to the open dam used for washing cars which wasn’t safe for our children.”

During the hygiene education, the Living Water Uganda team addresses: Hand washing, how to properly transport and store water, disease transmission and prevention, how to maintain proper care of the pump, as well as signs and symptoms of dehydration and how to make Oral Rehydration Solution. All of these lessons are taught in a participatory method to help community members discover ways to improve their hygiene and sanitation choices, and implement community driven solutions.


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Recent Project Updates


07/11/2013: Rushere Town School Project Complete!

We are excited to report that the students of Rushere Town School in Uganda have a new source of safe, clean water.  We just posted a report from our partner in the field including information about the community, GPS coordinates, and pictures of the project.  We and the students thank you for your help!


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Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Rushere Town School, Nyabushozi WPA,Kirahura District, Uganda
ProjectID: 6028
Install Date:  07/03/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Functional
Last Visit: 10/20/2015
Well Depth:  236.00M

Visit History:
01/01/2015 — Functional
03/15/2015 — Functional
06/24/2015 — Functional
10/20/2015 — Functional




Contributors

Project Underwriter - Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts - Mary Molloy
St. John's Church, Norwood Parish
St. Ambrose Campus Ministry
2 individual donor(s)


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Country Details

Uganda

Population: 27 million
Lacking clean water: 36%
Below poverty line: 37%

Partner Profile

Nearly 20 years ago, LWI set out to help the church in North America be the hands and feet of Jesus by serving the poorest of the poor. 600 million people in the world live on less than $2 a day. 884 million people lack access to safe drinking water.

In response to this need, LWI implements participatory, community-based water solutions in developing countries.

LWI is a former partner of The Water Project.