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The Gwanika School in Uganda needs a water well



The Gwanika Primary School is located in the Mubende District of central Uganda. The school was originally formed by the parents from the local community who saw their was a great need for a school and decided do whatever they could to help their children get educated. The parents have achieved a lot, but need help with a source of clean water. The nearest source of clean water is 8 kms away. So 4 villages and the school are all drinking water from a nearby lake which is very polluted.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The schools current nearest source of clean water is a shallow well that is 8 kms away. This distance makes the well unusable to the children and the surrounding villages, so the only water they can get is from a nearby lake. The lake is very polluted, so the children are often very sick or have intestinal parasites caused by drinking this water There are 713 children that attend the Gwanika Primary school, 379 boys and 334 girls, of these 36 are orphans. These children need clean water.

How will this project solve this problem?

Every 20 seconds, a child dies from a water-related disease. These deaths are often preventable just by giving them a source of clean water. Drop in the Bucket builds wells and sanitation systems at schools and villages in Africa. We believe the children the Gwanika Primary School deserve the same basic opportunities to live safe, healthy and happy lives as children in places where access to clean water and sanitation are available. We would like to build a well at this school.

Potential Long Term Impact

According to the World Water Assessment Program access to safe drinking water can make a significant contribution to: (a) eradication of poverty; (b) increased school attendance; (c) reduction in diarrheal infections and malaria; (d) decrease in maternal and child-mortality rates. Drop In The Bucket believes we can help create a world in which children are safe, healthy, educated and free from fear. And we believe that the key to achieving those ends is clean water and sanitation.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $155

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $155 .  The original project funding goal was $5,500.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).



Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

John Travis

Los Angeles, CA United States

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