Kashongi II Primary School



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Country:
Uganda

Program:
Wells for Schools - Uganda

GPS:
Latitude -0.28
Longitude 30.65

Impact:
200 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, 200 residents were dependent on an unprotected spring and community valley dam located one kilometer away from the community to meet all of their water needs. This water source was also shared with livestock, further exposing water-users to contamination and waterborne illnesses. Because of this, families were suffering greatly from typhoid, 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. Most subsistence farm or raise livestock to support their families. There is a Primary school with 421 students; 212 boys and 209 girls located in the community whose students, teachers and administrative personnel all have access to the new, safe water source. The Living Water International Community Engagement Coordinator has assisted the community to form a gender equal water user committee who has agreed with the local people to contribute an annual water user fee for operation and maintenance. They are in the process of writing bi-laws and opening a bank account.

During the hygiene education, the Living Water Uganda team addressed: 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-eight year old community member and teacher, Tumwesigve Alex John, who stated, “Our only water source for so long was a community valley dam located about 1 kilometer away. This same source was shared between humans and livestock. The pupils at this school and the community members have often suffered from Typhoid. We believe that the new water source will greatly help to reduce all these problems.”


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Recent Project Updates


12/18/2013: Kashongi II Primary School Project Complete

We are excited to report that Kashongi II 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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Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Kashongi 2 Primary School, Nyabushozi WPA, Uganda
ProjectID: 6038
Install Date:  12/18/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Functional
Last Visit: 10/20/2015
Well Depth:  197.00M

Visit History:
01/01/2015 — Functional
03/15/2015 — Functional
06/25/2015 — Functional
10/20/2015 — Functional




Contributors

Sharon High School
40's
DaVita Dietitians Stellar Force
Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School 8th grade class
Bennjamin L. Griffin/Adeline Ellis
Seventh Street Elementary -Third Grade
Lakeside Christian School
APIC NNJ
Community of Faith United Methodist Church
MIT Class of 2017
Adele and William Feder
Duck Creek Community Church
Science classroom
Anya's Birthday
Total Deliverance Worship Center - Dallas (Pastor Quelan Portley)
Dept. of Physical Education & Recreation Studies
Alex Segal and Lily McCarthy
Maureen and Frank's Fundraising Page
Got Water? Thompson Kids' Summer Water Project
Mrs. Cushman's 1st Graders at LCA
75 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.