Girls in schools with water purifying systems have performed relatively better than their counterparts in schools without water purifying systems in Lyantonde district. This is according to the most recent national examination results for 2019. Reports from Mr. Herbat Bakenga the AG District Education Officer for Lyantonde district where this project is implemented indicated that safe and clean drinking water was key in proving a conducive learning environment for enhanced academic performance for the girl children in the district. He further appealed to OCE to reach more schools with such facilities that provide drinking water. In the reporting period, we plan to reach out to another additional school with a water purifying facility. We are grateful to our partners who have made donations on GlobalGiving Foundation to support reach this far.
According to reports from schools that have benefitted from OCE's water purifying systems, there were improvements to students' welfare and health due to their access to clean water. Madame Joan Nakunja, the Head Teacher at St. Gonzaga Senior Secondary School, wrote a letter expressing her gratitude and appreciation.
During the current review period, three more schools were supported by water purifying systems. This has brought the total to 6 schools that have benefited from this project in Lyantonde District.
During this reporting period, Organization for Community Empowerment (OCE) has unfortunately not been able to acquire funding for 'Water Facilities for Rural Schools in Uganda'. However, more and more schools have submitted applications and expressions of interest for the water purifying systems. There is a great need, and once funding has been raised, OCE Lyantonde plans to build water purifying systems in 12 additional schools. OCE fully believes every child deserves clean and safe drinking water and plans to work diligently to make this a reality in Lyantonde.
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