Rwanyangwe High School



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Country:
Uganda

Program:
Wells for Schools - Uganda

GPS:
Latitude -0.21
Longitude 30.71

Impact:
300 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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Stories and Community Profile

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

When the Living Water Uganda team arrived, 253 Students and 25 surrounding households who were dependent on a water catchment system 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 any materials they had available. This water committee is also responsible for collecting a well maintenance fee of 80,000 Ugandan Shillings per month. 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 253 students; 107 boys and 146 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 Water User Committee Chairman, Kakiiza Charles, who stated, “I thank this community for their contribution towards to the maintenance of this borehole, this is the sign of willingness and cooperation amongst you, and I want to urge you to continue with that spirit that is the only way you change your community to develop. The sign you have shown to receive this program shows that this community has a chance to transform their lives for the better future.”


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07/31/2013: Rwanyangwe High School Project Complete!

We are excited to report that Rwanyangwe High School and the surrounding community 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.  Take a look, and Thank You for helping!


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Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Rwanyangwe High School, Kirahura District, Uganda
ProjectID: 6034
Install Date:  07/31/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Functional
Last Visit: 10/20/2015
Well Depth:  157.00M

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




Contributors

Niskayuna Senior High School Raise and Give
Manheim Central High School
Girl Scouts Troop 23000
Emerson Elementary
Hillcrest Baptist Church
Keene Middle School
West Millbrook Middle School
Grade 7 Language A Student Group
Meadow Public School
Pose.com
Mr. Allen's 4th Grade Class
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Community of Faith United Methodist Church
Southwestern Randolph Middle School
San Dieguito United Methodist Church Fundraising Page
Girl Scout Troop 50234
40 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.