We were fortunate to visit Uganda twice this year and to meet directly with the schools where we are providing clean water. With face-to-face in-country meetings we ensure that our work is on track and that the schools we are helping truly benefit from your donations. At Quench and Connect, we are persistent in our efforts to meet the real needs of these schools, by listening directly to the Head Masters and teachers. These interactions are also key as we prepare our reports to you, our donors, after each site visit. This year, we also were fortunate to have two key meetings with prominent Ugandan citizens, who have heard of the work Quench and Connect is doing in Uganda and will support us going forward. First, we met with a legendary educator in northern Uganda, Mr. Okullu Marcelino. This 70 year old educator has come out of retirement to restructure a high school in Gulu, and as could be expected from his track record at other high schools, Mr. Okullu is lifting the school from his track record at other high schools, Mr. Okullu is lifting the school to excellence. He shared with us his strategy to improve performance in struggling schools, and we are grateful to him for this input which will be used at other schools that we are helping, such as Gulu College. And earlier this year, we met with Minister Oulanyah Jacob, who is the Deputy Speaker of Parliament. Mr. Oulanyah brings a youthful and energetic voice to Uganda’s Parliament and shared with us his interest in developing education in Uganda, especially in the northern regions near Gulu where civil insurgents caused so much unrest until six years ago. The insights we gain from these two connections are very important for our work in Uganda and we are grateful to these twogentlemen for their advice. Many thanks to Minister Oulanyah and Mr. Okullu for supporting Quench and Connect!!