Before 2010, Namwendwa Primary School had no water source on the school grounds.
The absence of water not only meant that the children were dehydrated, but it also meant that they had to travel long distances before and/or after school for their household chores and were also unable to adhere to an effective personal hygiene regime which is essential for their health.
In 2010 One Village drilled and constructed a borehole at Namwendwa Primary School.
The labourers and equipment for the project were all sourced within Uganda so that our projects continue to support local businesses. During the construction of the borehole, hundreds of people gathered around to site to watch this exciting new development occur within their community.
Access to a borehole at Namwendwa Primary has meant that the children now take jerry cans of water home from school to use for their household chores, rather than having to walk for kilometres to access the closest water source after school.
The Ugandan committee and the wider community of Namwendwa are greatly appreciative for this new site where they can access clean water.
A borehole project has also been completed at Butaaya Primary School due to the overwhelmingly positive response and results from the Namwendwa borehole.