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The Water Project: Bunonko Primary School -
The Water Project: Bunonko Primary School -
The Water Project: Bunonko Primary School -
The Water Project: Bunonko Primary School -
The Water Project: Bunonko Primary School -
The Water Project: Bunonko Primary School -
The Water Project: Bunonko Primary School -
The Water Project: Bunonko Primary School -
The Water Project: Bunonko Primary School -
The Water Project: Bunonko Primary School -
The Water Project: Bunonko Primary School -
The Water Project: Bunonko Primary School -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Schools - Uganda

Impact: 400 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Jul 2013

Functionality Status:  Partner Monitoring Unavailable

Last Checkup: 10/20/2015

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Community Profile

Upon completion of the project, our partner in the field reports…

When the Living Water Uganda team arrived, 400 community residents were dependent on a water catchment system located one kilometer away from the community to meet their water needs. As is common in this area, students and surrounding households share their water source with cattle and other livestock. Because of this, families were suffering from typhoid, malaria, diarrhea and severe dehydration among other preventable water related illnesses. During the team’s stay, community members assembled a water committee consisting of 5 men and 5 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 a well maintenance fee of 100 Ugandan Shillings per jerrican. Most residents farm to earn a living and sell what excess produce they have at nearby markets. Others raise livestock, mostly cattle. There is a primary school located in the community with 243 students; 113 boys and 130 girls, all who now have access to a safe water source. Before leaving the community, the team provided the water committee with a Living Water Uganda contact number in case their well were to fall into disrepair, become subject to vandalism or theft.

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.

The Living Water Uganda team had an opportunity to meet with forty-two year old community member and head teacher, Nuwagaba Robert, who stated, “Water means life and life is everything but if we want to live a good life, we must take care not to contaminate our bodies. It’s the same with water. We must avoid using dirty containers to fetch our new clean water and as a community, keep the area around our well clean.”

Project Updates


07/31/2013: Bunonko Primary School Project Complete!

We are excited to report that Bunonko Primary School in Uganda has 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.  Take a look, and Thank You for your help!


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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.


Water means life and life is everything but if we want to live a good life, we must take care not to contaminate our bodies. It's the same with water. We must avoid using dirty containers to fetch our new clean water and as a community, keep the area around our well clean.

Nuwagaba R - Teacher



Contributors

Randolph Middle School
Girl Scout Troop 11026
Lietz Elementary School
Northeast Elementary School
Porter McManus Power of One
Rivercrest Apex Classes
Kelly Mill Elementary School
Dallas Independent School District
Akira R. Toki Middle School
Centere for Advanced Professional Studies
Foothills Academy Grad Class 2013
Lincoln Third Graders' Taking Action
North Rose United Methodist Church Sunday School
Allison Dudley and Rebecca Kallet
Somerville United Methodist Women
Longmont Rotary Club
Champaign County Homeschool Group
Saint John School
Brinson Memorial Water Project
Andy and James Mann's Fundraising Page
38 individual donor(s)