A new borehole was drilled in March on the campus of Buhehe Senior Secondary School in the Busia District of eastern Uganda. Busia District is located at the border with Kenya, and is near the northern section of Lake Victoria. This school was established in 1990. Recently, after administrative changes, the school has nearly doubled in size and now 467 students study at O Level. The Head Teacher Mangeni Aaron is a skillful educator and is leading the school toward academic strength. They struggled because the students were taking drinking water from a swamp near the trading center in Ndoli Village. The swamp had trash dumped into it from the local shops, and also was a source of drinking water for village livestock, and thus, the water was very contaminated. The boys and girls at the school were always sick from intestinal infections. Now the students at Buhehe Senior Secondary School can drink clean water and no longer have to leave campus to fetch water because they have a borehole on campus (see picture). They are healthy and strong. Rotary Club 33 of San Diego donated $4500 toward the cost of this borehole.
Many thanks to Rotary Club 33 and others for donating this borehole!