Busaana Secondary School is located in central Uganda in the Kayunga District. The school is in a rural area 50 miles from Kampala, and serves families in clustered villages with very high illiteracy rates. Nevertheless, this school has a goal to promote science learning. The region has one of the highest rates of population growth, and enrollment at the high school is increasing. At present, 278 students are studying at O Level, and have access to low-cost teaching programs with meals. Previously, students got their drinking water from a pond at the bottom of a hill, that was contaminated by run-off erosion. Now there is a new borehole located on campus, and the boys and girls are healthy and strong enough to study. The borehole is also shared by members of the local community. The picture shows this borehole, right after it was drilled. Students are now on break and will be happy to return to find clean water at their school.
Many thanks to Pilgrim Lutheran Church of Indianapolis for donating this borehole!