RAIN WATER COLLECTION SYSTEM!
Due to the size of our campus now and the fact that we service the entire community with our water well and pump, we need to fabricate a rain collection system.
This way we are not using precious well water for washing the main patio, school windows, cleaning the lavatories, etc. It will also help control the often intense drainage of rain water from our roofing currently draining onto neighborhood properties, and save wear and tear on our expensive water well pump. Ugandan rains can be fierce!
We also lose electrical power on a fairly regular basis from the local power company, so our well cannot pump during those times. Having stored rainwater will help in so many ways.
In addition to all the other difficult issues the lack of gutters cause, now, due to Covid-19, the Ugandan Ministry of Health and Education is requiring all classes be sanitized after lessons, and that takes a lot of soap and precious water.
To build everything, we need Cramps, Joints, Corners, Gutters, Pipes, Silcone, PVC, Outlets, and a Tank Base to be constructed of Bricks, Stones, and Sand.
This system will harvest up to 2,640 gallons of water with each rainfall.
We are fortunate to have a wonderful plumber who is kindly volunteering to install it along with our own Volunteer Dreambuilders, saving us a lot of money!
Water System Materials - $1230.
Water Tank Storage for 2650 Gallons - $1100.
Tank Base Cost and Protection, which includes stones, bricks, and sand - $860.
Feeding for Volunteers - $190
Transportation of Materials and Tanks - $320.
Poles to make Ladders for access - $35.
Nails - $55
TOTAL COST of completing the rain water harvesting system is $3790.
As of 1.5.2021 we have had $875 of that amount donated, allowing us to purchase some materials and begin some of the work, which is wonderful! However, the campus is large with many buildings, and we need far more.
Remaining balance needed is $2,915. Any amount, even just $10, helps so much!!!
Thank you for ANY help you can give us towards installing this much-needed system!
WE LOVE YOU!
To donate, please click HERE. ♥♥♥
UGANDA LOCUST PLAGUE, COVID-19, AND FOOD SHORTAGE CRISIS
URGENT NEED: Uganda and several other countries in East Aftica recently experienced a locust plague of Biblical proportions - causing extensive food shortages, hoarding of food, and the danger of millions of people starving to death. Our Ugandan Manager Ronald Katongole has been working tirelessly to find sacks of food at decent prices for our children to survive this, but we still need funds for much more as the situation continues to worsen.
The Ugandan government has also placed many restrictions on travel due to the Coronavirus, so other than what food we can grow in our school organic garden, we rely on food purchased in large quantities and safely stored at our school. Prices at stores have risen dramatically, and we worry all the time about feeding our children.
If you would like to help keep our children fed and nourished through however long the shortages exist, please click HERE. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. ♥♥♥
(Photo at left is of locusts in the streets.)
SAVING ORPHANS AND ABUSED CHILDREN
There are so many children in need in this area of Uganda, and we want to help as many of them as possible. In order to do this, we built an orphanage building - one side for girls, one side for boys - so children from greater distances may also get an education.
In addition, we often save children from abusive situations, and bring them to our school, where they end up living with a teacher. Once such girl named Jane was about to be exchanged in marriage for meat and tobacco - at the age of 12. She now happily attends our school, grateful for her safety and new life.
There are so many tragic stories for these children, and our goal is change what in the past were inevitable outcomes into new lives filled with joy, hope, health, peace, and opportunity through education.
If you would like to help us continue to provide beds, bedding, lighting, etc., into our orphanage building so children in need may move in, please click HERE. Thank you. ♥♥♥