Kayanga Primary School

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Wells for Schools - Uganda

Latitude -0.87
Longitude 30.47

400 Served

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Stories and Community Profile

Kayanga Primary school is located in Kayanga village, Kiziiba parish, Nyakyeera Sub County, Ruhama County, Ntungao district. Before the construction of the borehole, the community used to get their water from a protected spring located about 700 meters from Kayanga primary school. This was the only water source that was available for both the community and the school.

Our implementing partner reports…

“When the team arrived, community members were utilizing a spring located one kilometer away, as their primary source of water. Because of this, residents were suffering from malaria, diarrhea and severe dehydration. During the team’s stay, community members assembled a water committee consisting of six men and four women who assisted the team with the water project and provided food for the LWI staff. This water committee is also responsible for developing a sustainability strategy in conjunction with the LWI sustainability coordinator. The majority of community families earn a living by farming and selling excess produce at local markets. The nearest school is a primary school located in the community whose students, teachers and administrative personnel all have
access to the new, safe water source. Before leaving the community, the team provided community member, John Byabashija, 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 Deputy Head Teacher, John Byabashija, who stated, “I am now happy that what we have been eying for so long has been become reality. Now that this bore hole is at the school compound, the community will improve on their cooperation with the school which is going to help our school. The pupils will also increase in number because the water we have now at the school is safe and clean. Once again our health is going to change due to the health training you taught us. Thank you.

The team shared hygiene education at the Kayanga primary school with students and community members. During the hygiene education, the team addressed the most common diseases in the community: Malaria, dysentery, diarrhea, flue and cough. This community also participated in the following unhealthy practices: rubbish collected in open areas, informal defecation, children swimming in the water source, animals free to loiter throughout the community and drink from the water source. During the hygiene  education, the team addressed the following principle issues: Disease transmission, germs, hand washing, proper water saving  techniques, healthy and unhealthy communities, diarrhea, Oral Rehydration Solution, how to take proper care of the pump, community mapping, disease transmission and how to keep the water clean.

“We never expected this kind of project in this community and I think the way our road is can explain our expectation” said Tibamureeba Gaddie, Headmaster of the school. The road being narrow and not in good shape is the reason the drilling team took almost the whole day to reach the school with the drilling trucks. Seems only small vehicles were reaching the community.

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Recent Project Updates

07/06/2011: Kayanga Primary School Well Completed

The new well for the Kayanga Primary School has been completed.  We’ve posted pictures, GPS map coordinates and a full update.

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Dug Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Kayanga, Ntungamo District, Uganda
ProjectID: 6003
Install Date:  07/06/2011

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 10/20/2015
Well Depth:  156.00M

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

Country Details


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.