Rain is a blessing when it falls gently on parched fields, turning the earth green, causing the birds to sing
We equip and empower communities and future generations by providing a hands-on educational program.
The core elements are simple, easy to teach and sustainable techniques using local resources.
This includes promoting Solar Disinfection(SODIS) technology as a water purification method, endorsed by WHO, UNICEF and the Government of Uganda.
Improved sanitation and hygiene in homes and schools
Each home is encouraged to have a clean kitchen, compost pit, food store, plate/SODIS rack, cloth line, and housing for domestic animals.
The best way of preventing contamination of drinking water, is by having well constructed latrines.
We encourage regular collection and proper disposal of rubbish that cannot decompose.
The simple act of washing hands with soap at critical moment (such as after using the toilet and before handling food) is a key cost-effective and life-saving intervention.
To make this better and easier to do, we encourage the use of the Tippy tap.
Tippy tap, a simple hygienic hand washing device which can be tipped during hand washing to simulate running
water from a tap.
Partnership and Strategic Alliances
Water school enters into memoranda of understanding with interested and qualifying partners to reach thousands of household and close to 100 primary schools, selected health centres in 8 districts of Uganda
By participating in the Water School Programme, communities reduce pressure on existing vegetation; recycle PET bottles and keep clean homes
Safe Water Practices
Water school activities include promotion of household water treatment, storage and handling practices.
Proper safe water storage can lead to dramatic increase in drinking water quality and reductions in water-borne disease, making a difference in the lives of those who rely on water from contaminated water sources.
Drinking Water for Schools
Water School Uganda has close to 100 primary school supported with 8 tables, 8 bottle shelves with each pupil and teachers getting 2 bottles