Completed: February 2023
Serves: Community of 356 households, plus two schools which draw from the surrounding area with a combined enrollment of 1,498 students
From a “Nightmare" to a “Dream"
“It is like a dream, and nobody was expecting such an event to take place within our surroundings of launching a borehole because water has been a major problem to our school. The pupils have been walking long distances looking for water to use at school and they have been fetching it from dams, sharing it with animals. Our school is located in cattle corridor areas, which at times experience drought throughout the year, and during such seasons the dams get dried and this has been a challenge to our school. When it comes to preparing pupils’ and teachers’ lunch, it has been a great problem because sometimes they have been missing their meals due to lack of water. Learners have been facing a challenge of thirst during school days and even water they have been receiving from the dams, it has been not good for the health status of our learners.”
—Lawrence Joseph Kizito, head teacher, St. Charles Lwanga Maddu Catholic School
Deputy head teacher, Maddu Secondary School