Carlow University students are the driving force behind efforts to drill a well in Matata, Uganda. They learned about the conditions in Foundations of Special Education - a designated Service Learning course - and decided to put their efforts to transform the lives of thousands of people.
Carlow University, founded by the Sisters of Mercy, promotes the development of projects that 'serve the under-served.' The Grace Ann Geibel Institute, (part of Carlow's Social Justice Institute) supports the faculty who oversee this project.
For the past 5 years we have worked with local partners to determine the best approaches that produce significantly effective outcomes to improve lives. Our goals to increase access to education, reduce disability rates, improve health and strengthen families are realized by providing access to clean water.
We take it for granted. They know how precious this gift is.
Water Drop Wall
Show your support by donating $1 to place a drop of water on the wall of the University Commons. Students are managing the donations and drops Monday - Thursday 10:00 - 4:00 throughout the month of March.
Students made necklaces and bracelets for sale to show your support for Water in Matata. You can purchase one at the University Commons, Monday - Thursday 10:00 - 4:00 throughout the month of March or by completing the 'Contact Us' form on this website. ($5 - $10 donation)
Designed by Margo Dolgos, each mug is hand crafted and shows your support for Water for Matata. You can purchase one at the University Commons, Monday - Thursday 10:00 - 4:00 throughout the month of March or by completing the 'Contact Us' form on this website. ($35 donation)
Food Trucks & Live Music on World Water Day
March 22nd - 3:00 - 9:00
Parking Lot D and the St. Agnes Center
The World Water Day for Matata event will include 5 food trucks and live music by Bad Custer. Come and join in for this exciting event. Free will donations for Water for Matata.
How you can help
Improving the lives of vulnerable children
Donations will also be accepted online through a secure Paypal Account.
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Water for Matata - How to help