Sunday Geoffrey Augustus, Executive Director and Water Engineer
Sunday, orphaned when he was just 11 years old, qualified as a plumber at Nile Vocational Institute, Jinja, Uganda in 2005. He was lecturing at Gables Vocational Training Centre in Rukungiri, south west Uganda, when in 2010 he was invited by Caleb Holsey and Chris Cotner of Water4 Foundation Oklahoma, USA to join them during their visit to south west Uganda and to train in their borehole drilling technology. Caleb and Chris were so impressed with Sunday’s aptitude and enthusiasm that they donated a complete drilling kit to him. Sunday could immediately see the huge potential of this simple and inexpensive technology, and the great benefits for his fellow Ugandans, desperate for access to clean water. Sunday resigned his lecturing post in order to develop the Mission4Water project. He has been undertaking further studies in order to qualify as a Water Engineer and says “I absolutely love my job with Mission 4 Water. It is such a joy to be able to bless my fellow countrymen with the gift of clean and safe water”.
Sue Morgan, Finance Director and Project Manager
An Accountant by profession, Sue and her husband Simon first visited Uganda in 2008 as volunteers for two weeks with Mission Direct, a UK charity. Sue says she fell in love with Uganda and the lovely people, and so in 2010 she took an unpaid sabbatical for five months from her business in Dorset and volunteered as a staff member with Mission Direct in Rukungiri, south west Uganda. It was during this time she was introduced to the Water4 Foundation team and became passionate about providing clean fresh water to the people of Uganda. Once Sunday had completed his training with Water4, Sue dedicated herself to working alongside him to grow the Mission4Water project. In 2011 Sue and Simon left the UK and moved to Uganda, since then they have relocated from Rukungiri to Kampala now! They are totally dependent on financial support and sponsorship from churches, friends and family back home. Sue’s main responsibility now is to secure donations in order that Mission4Water can provide more wells for rural communities and institutions in Uganda. She says nothing gives her more pleasure than seeing the pure delight on peoples’ faces when they pump clean water for the first time from a Mission4Water borehole.
The Drilling Team
Mission4Water have recruited a great team of dedicated, hard-working young men, many of whom, like Sunday, are also orphans. Together, as a Christian “family”, they now travel extensively throughout Uganda, providing clean water in schools, hospitals, medical clinics, training centres, rural communities and even at a prison.