Water in Kawempe division is contaminated with sewage because it is in a low laying area with no clear swearge system. Drinking of unsafe and unclean water is common The disease burden of water borne diseases is very high health effects are high and the impact of drining unsafe water on Education is well documented and the cost of not having clean water is deverstated. We are helping communities in the Peri urban slums of Kawempe. Use of Solar wave water purification system, reduced cost.
Kawempe Division in Kampala is found in a low lying part of Kampala with poor drainage and sanitary conditions which expose inhabitants to preventable water and sanitation diseases. Average days lost by school children who miss class the previous months are attributed to: malaria (3.98), diarrhoea (4.4) and typhoid (6.4). 4 OBJECTIVES To improve access to safe drinking water for children while at school To promote the use of safe drinking water for pupils while at home.
Amref Health Africa provided sanitation facilities and ferro water tanks to 53 primary schools of Kawempe division in Kampala. However due to the fact that the schools are located in a low laying areas that are prone to floods and direct contamination of their water at the sources, there was an urgent need to find a sustainable solution to the effects caused by drinking unsafe water. Serena Primary School, model hygiene promotion school located in Kyabando was using water purification table.
Since the installment of the Solar Wave technology in the school, there has been no reports of stomach pain and typhoid amongst the pupils and teachers due to access to clean and safe drinking water through out the day. Intake of drinking water at the school has greatly increased during the months of October to November 2016 when we visited the school. The water reading meter was at 3000 liters compared to the previous quarter before the system was installed which was at 1200 liters a month