Mar 15, 2021

Compliance Certificates to Schools with safe water

Availability of Safe and clean water for students has been made one of the SOPs for schools to re-open following thier closure for a year due the COVID 19 pandemic. The Ministry of Education and sports in Uganda  has instructed that before any school re-opens for candidates they should be issued with a Certificates of Compliance. For  any  school to be issued with  such a certificate it  has to be with safe and clean drinking water at the school  for students .

The schools that benfited  from the  water purifying systems  were the first to be issued with certificates of compliance in Lyntonde district in South western Uganda . "Having a water purifying system added a lot  for a school to be issued with a Certificate of Compliance and  to re- open for her students;" the Inspector of schools in Lyantonde said in an interview with the project staff. All the shools that benefited from this project were the first to open for  thier students.

 A report  from the Headteacher of the befiting school indicate that, waterpurifiers have provided a tusted source of safe and clean water for sudents  during this Covid 19 period that require up take of a lot of water by students at school.

As OCE we are very grateful to GlobalGiving and her partners to help us reach this mile stone

   

Nov 14, 2020

Reduction in water borne illnesses leads to improved academic performance

Student illustrates how the water purifying system
Student illustrates how the water purifying system

“Water is life”! Says Mike (not real name) one of the students at St. John’s Comprehensive secondary school in Lyantonde district Uganda. He is on the team assigned to take care of the installed water purifying system at his school. He said that before the installation of the water purifying system, they used to get water from the school kitchen which is distant from their classrooms but now there is easy access to drinking water as the system was installed close to their classrooms.  “Provision of clean and safe drinking water has led to the reduction of water borne illnesses such as typhoid among the students in the school leading to regular school attendance and improved academic performance”

Great thanks to all the donors through GlobalGiving Foundation who have supported OCE’s interventions under the project “Water Facilities for rural Schools in Uganda”.

Jul 17, 2020

Hope for Kiyinda Primary School

When we received about 37% of the cost of a water purifying system from our donors through GlobalGiving, we agreed with our contractor to start on the process of installing a water purifying system for this school. However before work could start, Uganda was put under total lockdown; all schools were closed and pupils asked to go home, there was a total ban on all public and private transport which made it impossible to reach the site to start work. Recently there has been a lift on some of the measures like transport. Our Contractor is now ready to start. We shall give more details on the progress of work in our next report as we hope work would have started then. We wish to sincerely thank all our donors for the great contributions made towards this project. May God bless you all. “Together we can”

 
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