Project #8599

Help educate 650 vulnerable children in Uganda

by Global Backpack Project
May 11, 2012

Community Action in Uganda

Community Action in Progress

The children of Bwetyaaba Primary School are now enjoying their new 4000-liter water harvesting tank thanks to our partner organization, BUVAD (Butakoola Village Association for Development).  BUVAD and the local community have successfully completed 4000-liter water wells made with discarded plastic bottles as bricks.  This innovative water project addresses the urgent need for fresh, clean water for the children of Bwetyaaba Primary School.  In Kayunga district, nearly 20 people are admitted to the District Hospital per week with a water-related disease such as malaria, typhoid, bilharzia or dysentery. At least four of these people die each month. 


A recent local survey found the water in Butakoola to be a health hazard and a major contributing factor to the spread of these identified diseases.   As such, BUVAD has identified 64 sites within the Kayunga District for water wells and is currently seeking funding for this important project. 


At Global Backpack Project, we see the strong connection between water and education.  With fresh, clean water nearby, children can attend school instead of spending the day fetching water.  They miss fewer days of school due to illness and are better able to reach their full potential.  We applaud the Butakoola community for making sustainable changes for a healthy, hopeful future. 


We are committed to continuing this community effort by striving to ensure the girls and boys at Bwetyaaba Primary School have the school supplies and resources they need to make the very most of their educational opportunities. 


As a generous supporter of GBP’s efforts in Uganda, we invite you to give again as your support makes an immediate, remarkable impact on the children and community of Butakoola.  Your support not only provides backpacks and school supplies to the children, it also drastically improves access to education for the most vulnerable girls and boys. 


About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Global Backpack Project

Location: Portland, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Emmanuelle Jarmon
Portland, OR United States

Funded Project!

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

Still want to help?

Find another project in Uganda or in Children that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.