In late 2015, we planned to provide a borehole for Kicwamba Secondary School in Rubirizi Uganda. The school has 910 students coming from families that are mostly subsistence farmers. Gravity-flow piped water near the school was also used heavily by members of the local community, and was sporadic in supply and contaminated at the source of collection. This situation became desperate since there are so many students at the school. When the drilling company DRACO Ltd. came to the school to drill for water, they failed to access water on the campus even when they drilled to a depth of 250 feet. This negative result was due to the fact that the school is located in the western mountainous part of Uganda, where crater lakes at lower elevations upset the aquifer balance. Since the school was in such desperate need for clean water, the Head Teacher Barigye Sam prepared a detailed comprehensive plan for a water harvesting system on the campus, and requested funding from Quench and Connect to construct this catchment system. In the mountainous western part of Uganda, the rainfall is sufficient to fill large tanks with water retrieved from gutters on the classroom buildings. This year, we provided funds to Kicwamba Secondary School to build the system. From the pictures, you can see the large water tanks (one 10.000 liter tank is shown), as well as a piped gutter assembly to ensure good hygiene at the collection site. The system they built includes gutters and pipes to direct the rainwater to two 10,000 liter tanks that are each supported on elevated concrete pads. They placed one tank near the boys’ dormitory and another near the girls’ dormitory. The students now have a good protected water catchment system that will provide water through intermittent dry periods. Many thanks to our Quench and Connect donors who made this possible!