Drinking Water for Akaikai Primary School in Uganda

Summary

SCOEN plans to connect tap water to Akaikai Primary School which is a government aided school found in Soroti, Uganda and the only better performing school. Akaikai has a Population of 1034 pupils and is a beneficiary of SCOEN’s WASH Program (Girl-Friendly Latrines to girls school attendance) whereby a latrine is been constructed. You donation will provide drinking water, improve their grades, pupils spend much time toiling for clean drinking water 2.3Kms away from school.

Challenge

When approaching the School one can’t help but smile upon hearing the unavoidable sound of more than 1024 pupils playing while others confidently recite their alphabet. The pupils walk 2.3Km to find clean drinking water, also lack basic infrastructure such as clean latrines and safe water supply. This is a reason for children to be absent and drop out from school eventually. Water supply is not available in school, so teachers/children have to bring water from other sources about 3Kms away.

Solution

This project will provide clean and sanitary drinking water (Tap Water) and 2 secured storage tanks, improving the health and future of the Learners. SCOEN believes that all children should have clean water and access to life-changing health and hygiene education. Our goal is to provide quality water to Akaikai Primary School, essential to SCOEN’s strategic focus in Soroti.

Long-Term Impact

Through this project children will attend class fully, improve on their grades, creates a plentiful source of low cost refreshment throughout the day; encourages good health and well-being among pupils and staff; reduces tiredness, irritability and distraction from thirst; can have a positive effect on pupils’ concentration throughout the day and school.

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