A new borehole was drilled at the end of 2022 on the campus of St. Paul Secondary School in the Sironko District of eastern Uganda. The school was established in 2001 to serve students in the Sironko and Bukeda districts who cannot afford to attend expensive schools in the Mbale region. Enrollment has grown steadily, and currently there are 376 students studying at O Level at the school. Before the borehole, the students were taking drinking water from a spring pipe 1.5 kilometers from campus. Students had to cross a busy highway when they walked to fetch water. The boys and girls at the school were also sick from intestinal infections, since the spring pipe was unprotected from contamination by people and animals. Now the students at St. Paul Secondary School can drink clean water and no longer need to leave campus to fetch water because they have a borehole on campus (see the picture). They are healthy and strong. Funds for this borehole were contributed by three Rotary Clubs in San Diego County: Rotary Club 33 of San Diego, Sunrise Rotary Club of La Mesa, and La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club.
Many thanks to Rotary Club 33 of San Diego, Sunrise Rotary Club of La Mesa and La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club for donating this borehole!