NEW ACWW PROJECT
At the Spring Council Meeting, members voted overwhelmingly for Project 1041, a description of which is given below. Please remember to send your cheques to WI House, made out to ACWW and marking them clearly on the back whether they are Pennies for Friendship of Project 1041. If you prefer to send your donations direct to ACWW, please let us know the amount you have sent and whether they are for the Project or PFF. Whichever, you choose thank you very much for your generosity.
Foundation for Uganda women Development (FFUWD)
Grass Root Rural Community Hygiene, Sanitation and Girl Child Development
Security at School
NUMBER OF BENEFICIARIES:
50 women, 180 children
The project aims to improve the water and sanitation conditions at a school in Nakaloke (a town in Sironko District in the Eastern Region of Uganda) through the construction of Ferro Cement Rainwater Harvesting Tank. Inadequate access to safe water in this area combined with poor personal hygiene practices is among the leading causes for diarrhoea, dysentery, worm infestation, skin diseases, etc. FFUWD explains that girls and their mothers have to walk an average of 4 kilometres during the rainy season and 8 kilometres during the dry season to reach the nearest water and that even there the water is often unsafe. FFUWD will therefore construct a rainwater-harvesting tank in a school in Nakaloke and training on the proper use of the facilities will be conducted for 250 girls and women from the area. Further information regarding the construction of the tank was requested by the Committee members at their meeting and a detailed clarification was received and distributed. The group explains that the water will be collected from the roof of the school and it will enter the tank through an access point with installed filter to guarantee the cleanliness of the water. Furthermore, Chlorine tablets will be added and the tank will be cleaned every 3 weeks after its installation.