Coveme, with the help of Save the Children, built 1 surface well for the Ttikalu Umea Primary School in Gombe Sub County in the district of Wakiso, Uganda.
About 542 children now have access to clean water.
The masonry tank can hold 10,000 liters of water. The 6 key steps to use water in a manner are explained around the tank by means of illustrations and writings safe.
Clean water will improve the health conditions not only of the school's students (277 boys and 265 girls) but also of other children and community members (around 450 people).
The expected benefits from the new well will be achieved not only in the short but also in the long term, due to the decrease in the incidence of communicable diseases, such as diarrhea and dysentery among students, and to an increase in the rate of school attendance.
Some messages of thanks from the community that made us very proud:
“This well made me like that happy. I won't have to walk anymore long distances to go to take water. It is right here at school and we can always use the water, when we go in bath, before eating or when we play outside and there let's get dirty. I love to play football and when should I re-enter class I won't have to stay anymore all dirty! I would like to thank the our donor friend for having chose to give this nice gift to we."
Houssein, 6 years old, pupil
“Students will benefit from this gift by having enough time to learn rather than traveling long distances in the community to fetch the bathwater. Our students will be healthier and it will be better for them to come to school. Water scarcity has been a big problem for us until now. The children were very happy with the well donated to the school. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to Coveme. "
Mrs. Nantale, 35, teacher.
“I am a parent with two children in this school. The community needed this well because our children were faced with the problem of fetching water from the old cistern or from the river. The community will benefit greatly from the project and our children will be healthy to focus on their books. It is a blessing to have Save the Children in our community and I thank coveme for choosing to carry out this intervention. "
Bewekar, 38, parent