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Needed for our NEXT visit in July 2019

Clean water wells for four villages in the Bukedea Region

We have drilled 7 wells in Uganda and repaired 2 in Nicaragua. In August 2017 we visited another area in need of clean water. Thousands of people are using a swamp to gather their water and 7 out of 10 who visit the health clinic are there because of Typhoid - a water born disease. Due to the large number of families, advisors recommend that 4 wells are needed to meet the needs of this large community. These would be strategically placed to reduce the travel time for the women who are responsible for gathering the water each day. 

In 2018, we secured funding to drill 2 of the wells and we are planning to drill the remaining 2 in July 2019. 

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Silver Memorial Inclusive Learning and Education Center 

Check out the completed building of the school 

The Silver Memorial Inclusive Learning and Education center (SMILE) was completed in August 2016! Our team oversaw the completion of the roof during our visit and we have since learned that students in Level 7 not only passed their exams but scored higher than comparable students who attended other schools!  In August 2017 we met with the Board of Directors to identify priorities for the school. Safety is a concern so our top priorities are to install lightening rods on the roof and cement the classroom floors.  All items below will be purchased in Uganda to support their local economy.

  •  3 Lightening Rods
  •  Cement and gravel for floors
  •  Compensation for teachers - $ 75 per month

Once these are completed the next goal will be to address the challenges of improving the latrine. 

We need to engage an experienced physical therapist to help with positioning and appropriate ambulation training with a walker (several were donated in 2017). If you know of anyone who might be willing to spend a week or so in Uganda next July, please have them contact us. Or if you would like to help them with their travel expenses that will be helpful too. 


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