Water for Kids

Holistic Safe Water Programme, Iganga District

This programme will install safe, sustainable water for the first time, to a community of over 1000 people through the provision of a borehole, deliver a sanitation programme, provide hygiene and hand-washing training to the school and community and build a girls washroom at the school.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1178084)

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Championed by The Coles-Medlock Foundation


  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls




The community of over 1000 people are currently using a seasonal pond for water which occasionally dries up during hot season. The nearest borehole is 3.5km walk which they use when the pond is dry and until the next rainy season begins. The school (522 pupils, inc.320 girls) is within 1km; attendance is irregular due to ill health from waterborne diseases and lack of sanitation at school. The community sanitation situation is also poor as most only have tradition pit latrines or nothing at all.


Water for Kids embraces a holistic approach in the prevention of waterborne diseases and the spread of diseases such as Covid 19 by: 1. Providing Safe Water - We will drill a borehole and water will be pumped by hand pumps and accessed at standpipes. We will provide the school with water tanks. 2. Sanitation - We will provide the materials and training for households to build their own sanplats and build a girls washrooms at the school. 3. Hygiene & Handwashing Training to school and community