St. Andrew’s Secondary School is located in western Uganda in the Hoima District. More than 90% of the villagers in this region are subsistence farmers. While this standard of living provides the families with food, there is little income for other living expenses. St. Andrew’s Secondary School was founded in 1999 and is the only secondary school in the Kitoba sub-county. 504 students board and study at O Level at this school. The borehole is also shared by members of the local community who previously had to walk more than 3 kilometers to a water source. The picture shows some of the students at their new borehole.
This borehole was drilled during the summer when the school was closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Head Teacher Abooki Kevin said “ Students were very excited about the new borehole constructed at the school” when they returned for studies last month. Of course, as you see in the picture, during these times, the students are wearing face masks to protect themselves from infection. For sure, this picture will be a reminder of the difficult months in 2020, even in Uganda! This borehole was funded by a grant from the Benefaction Fund of the Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Indianapolis IN. We are grateful to Lynn and Fran Willis for introducing Quench andConnect to Pilgrim Lutheran Church. And Head Teacher Abooki says “…on behalf of St. Andrew’s Kitoba, I thank you together with your team for the safe water at our school.”
Many thanks to Pilgrim Lutheran Church of Indianapolis for donating this borehole!