“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
 --- Margaret Mead

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In late October, photographer Helena Hessle and I went to Uganda.  We travelled over 1800 kilometers throughout the country to visit eight schools that have received boreholes and teaching tools from Quench and Connect in the past year.  We saw the new boreholes and science labs and computer facilities that have been set up with […]

Borehole Wells

November 20, 2019

Recent trip to Uganda

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A new borehole was drilled on the campus of Kyotera Secondary School in the Kyotera District of southeastern Uganda earlier this year (see picture below).  This school is a one of the strongest in the region, and 417 students board at the school to study at both O and A level.  Previously, these students were […]

Borehole Wells

August 20, 2019

New borehole at Kyotera Secondary School

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In June, Quench and Connect wired funds to two of our project schools for computers.  Each of these schools had previously received support from Quench and Connect to set up science teaching laboratories for their students (funds awarded by the VWR Foundation, now the Avantor Foundation). The teachers at each school purchased items of small […]

Educational Tools

August 20, 2019

Computers for two schools in Uganda

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In 2018, a Global Grant award was made by Rotary International to fund drilling of new boreholes at four Quench and Connect schools.  The grant was initiated by Dr. Charles Weber, a rotarian at the Rotary Club of Dubuque IA.  The host country rotary club was Rotary Club Central of Kampala, with Quench and Connect […]

Borehole Wells

May 20, 2019

Rotary International funds boreholes at four Quench and Connect schools

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In January, this year, our second recipient of a university scholarship, Kayongo David, joined in commencement exercises at Makerere University in Kampala. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Engineering.  He and his family celebrated his degree, since he is the first in his family to attend university. As you can see from […]

Scholarships

May 20, 2019

Quench and Connect university scholarship student