A great team effort.

College volunteers dig a new water well for school children

For the 4th year Mission 4 Water have welcomed a team of volunteers from Mid American Christian University in Oklahoma, USA. The team of 6 raised the necessary funds to sponsor a new well for Mikkola Nursery and Primary School and the surrounding community of Rwakabengo, near Rukungiri. Beforehand the people would collect dirty and contaminated water from a pit in the swamp, shared with the animals it would dry up in the mid morning, and so the school kids were then forced to walk 2km each way to a ditch. This was the water that was used to cook lunches and wash the dishes.

Working on the new water well

Volunteers from US college at work on the new well

After 8 days hard work and a good team effort, the new well was completed. At the handover ceremony, attended by 266 school children and staff and many community members, Engineer Sunday taught them about hygiene issues and trained them how to take care of their new water source.

The school children

The school children come to the opening ceremony.

The volunteers then presented gifts of new jerry cans to them all in which to carry their clean water. One elderly lady collected her new jerry can and danced all the way back to her seat , singing for joy as she went. The gift of clean water is just about the best gift anyone could ever receive! Praise God!

The gift of clean water

Dancing for joy at the gift of clean water.

Yet again we are indebted to those who help us in our work by sponsoring and digging new water wells in Uganda. If you feel inspired to help please visit our volunteering page or find out more details on donation in our how to donate section and we will be happy to explain how you can get involved.