Project 3: Rainwater harvesting, storage and utilization in schools

Country(ies) involved: Uganda Children and youngsters supported: 4800

Improving access to schools through rainwater harvesting and storage.

Country: Uganda.
Children and youngsters supported: 4 800 primary school pupils.
Budget: € 5 613.


Water shortage is an issue in many schools in rural areas of Uganda, obliging school-going children to fetch water during class time. This negatively affects the school performance of the pupils, but also school retention – as significant time is spent outside the classroom, and the learning conditions are not optimal.
The project therefore aims at tackling this problem through rainwater harvesting and storage in 8 rural and peri-urban primary schools in the districts of Wakiso, Mpigi, Luweero and Kampala. Each school is equipped with 2 rainwater jars and accessories for a total capacity of 10 000 liters per school.

Expected results

– A percentage reduction in water shortages in the 8 participating schools
– Increase in the time spent in class for learning
– Improvement of academic results of the pupils in the 8 participating schools.
– Improvement in the hygiene and sanitation of the pupils in the 8 participating schools.
– Increase in the enrollment and completion rates of primary school-aged children in the target areas.

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