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Water Facilities for Rural Schools in Uganda

by Organisation for Community Empowerment Lyantonde (OCE)
Water Facilities for Rural Schools in Uganda
Water Facilities for Rural Schools in Uganda
Water Facilities for Rural Schools in Uganda
Water Facilities for Rural Schools in Uganda
Water Facilities for Rural Schools in Uganda
Water Facilities for Rural Schools in Uganda
Water Facilities for Rural Schools in Uganda
Water Facilities for Rural Schools in Uganda

Summary

Organization for Community Empowerment Lyantonde plans to build water purifying systems in 12 schools in Southwestern Uganda. The water purifiers will help to improve attendance, health, development, and hygienic practices among all pupils, but will especially help increase girls' attendance and retention rate in school because they will not feel pressured by lack of clean and safe drinking water.

$11,707
total goal
$11,427
remaining
2
donors
0
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
1
year

Challenge

Uganda has a high rate of student dropouts, standing at around 75%. This high dropout rate falls disproportionately on girls due to lack of adequate infrastructure in schools that cater to girls. Without basic facilities provided to girls, some may be absent for 10-20% of their total school days. Additionally, when any child drinks unclean water, there is a health risk of contracting infectious diseases such as typhoid. When a child is sick, they also miss lessons.

Solution

This project will provide sanitation facilities for clean water to 6,000 pupils (~4,000 of which are girls) so they can miss fewer days of school and complete their primary education.

Long-Term Impact

Our project strives to decrease the number of students dropping out of school, especially young girls. The longer girls stay in school, the better it is for them and for society at large. Additionally, students that have access to safe and clean drinking water are better able to learn and progress through schooling.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.oceug.org
Organisation for Community Empowerment
OCE's Facebook page

Organization Information

Organisation for Community Empowerment Lyantonde (OCE)

Location: Lyantonde - Uganda
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Achilles wasswa
Lyantonde, Uganda
$280 raised of $11,707 goal
 
3 donations
$11,427 to go
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