Earlier this year, a proposal for a Global Grant was funded by Rotary International to provide funds for boreholes at four of our schools! ‘Clean Water’ is a major focus area of rotary clubs at the international level, and they chose our borehole projects because of the impact clean water will have in the rural areas of Uganda. The proposal was submitted by the Rotary Club of Dubuque, Iowa, with three other participating rotary clubs: Rotary Club of Minnetonka, Minnesota, Rotary Club 33 of San Diego, California, and Rotary Club of Coronado, California. This proposal was a joint fund-raising effort of the four rotary clubs and their districts, with matching funds from districts and Rotary International. The awarded grant provided funds for drilling and construction of boreholes on the campuses of four Uganda high schools that had applied to Quench and Connect for clean water: Modern Secondary School Ocoko in Arua, Unity College Ngetta in Lira, Lakeside Secondary School in Masaka, and Onwards and Upwards Secondary School in Kampala. In addition, three rotary clubs in Uganda participated in the submission of the proposal and in-country oversight of the boreholes. Because of this great international effort, the students at these four Uganda schools now have clean water to drink. We are honored to have this international partnership.
Many thanks to Rotary International for making this possible!