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CLEAN AND SAFE DRINKING WORKSHOP ON 25TH OF JANUARY 2018

Sensitization and improvements in the use of safe drinking water

Tusaidiane Uganda (TUL) hosted the 3rd Clean and Safe Drinking Water Workshop on the 25th of January
2018 at St. Kizito Primary School, Kasanga.
The purpose of this workshop was to hold an interactive discussion with all the owners of the water purifiers
to discuss and assess the use of safe drinking water by community members. 51 people attended the workshop.

Participants were grouped into 5 groups where they discussed the challenges and experiences faced by the
different communities regarding safe drinking water on the basis of a number of questions, such as:
 Is your Water Board mobilizing the community users?
 Are your Community Leaders communicating the message about the benefits of safe drinking water
to the community members? And how are they doing that?
 Are you aware about the performance of your community as communicated to you in the attachment
to the invitation letter? Did you discuss your performance with the community leaders? And with the
community members?
 How much are your community members paying for a jerry-can of 5 litres safe drinking water? And
how much are pupils or students contributing?
 Is the contribution sufficient for paying the service fee in full? If not, why not?
 Why is my community only using less than 10.000 litres of safe drinking water whereas the rainwater
harvesting tanks installed have a capacity of 40.000 litres? What is your community doing with the
surplus in rainwater harvesting?
 Why is my community using only little safe drinking water every 4 months, whereas we have access
to sufficient water for purification for everybody in the community?
 Why are the communities of colleagues present in this meeting making better use of the safe

Attached is a detailed report about the workshop and Safe drinking water consumption per category of use

20180131 Workshop Report

20180131 Safe drinking water use per category of use

WATER USE BY COMMUNITIES HAS MORE THAN DOUBLED

Water shortage period has ended.
Community sensitization results in improvement.
3 new Beneficiary Communities with safe drinking water
USE OF SAFE DRINKING WATER July-Oct 2016 Nov-Feb 2016/17 Mar-Jun 2017
Average use / Beneficiary in liters 23.400 L 15.000 L 36.900 L
Number of users/Beneficiary Community assuming 0,5L / user / day 390 250 615
Number of Beneficiary Communities 69 70 67
Use of safe drinking water in liters 1.615.000 1.050.000 2.470.000
Number of Users drinking 0,5 liters of safe water 26.900 17.500 41.200

In May/June 2016, Tusaidiane Uganda organized a workshop with beneficiaries for discussing the insufficient use of the water purifiers by community members

It was agreed that community leaders would start mobilization programs with help of Tusaidiane Uganda to change the “mind-set” of community members. Native speakers of Tusaidiane Uganda would assist in sensitizing community members in the advantages of the use of safe drinking water: better health, more children in the school, more people at work (for income generation) and lower expenses for the doctor and for medicines.

Substantive positive results could not be reached in the period July-October 2016, because the time after the workshop was too short to get effects from the “mind-set change” programs. They were expected in the period November 2016 – February 2017. However, no positive results could be reached in this period because Uganda was struck with a severe dry spell, resulting in insufficient water in almost every part of the country. Food prices were rising sky high; cows died and even people died from starvation.

The use of safe drinking water went down from 1,6 million liters in the period July-October to only 1 million liters in the period November 2016 to February 2017.

Fortunately, rains came back in February/March 2017 and sensitization campaigns resulted in a strong increase in safe drinking water: from 1 million liters to 2,5 million liters in the period March-June 2017.

Details about use of Star Performers, Followers, those with insufficient use and the Beneficiaries without a meter you find in

20170801 Water Use Report

A summary of their quantitative results is tabled below.

Period March-June 2017 Stars Followers Insufficient use No meter TOTAL
Number of Beneficiaries 10 14 30 13 67
Consumption in liters 865.000 638.000 490.000 477.000 2.470.000
Number of users (0,5L/day) 14.420 10.630 8.150 8.000 41.200
Average number of users/unit 1.440 760 275 615 615

New Installations

New purifiers were installed for St. Joseph Mary’s Secondary School in Mbiriizi in Lwengo District and Nyakibale Hospital in Rukungiri. Installation reports can be found on www.tusaidiane.com.

A third purifier will be installed in August for the new Agricultural Training Centre funded by Iowa State University in Kamuli.

For Nyakibale Hospital, we are working on sufficient water supply for the hospital by drilling a second borehole with possible financial help of a consortium of Benefactors (Rotary Clubs in the Netherlands and Uganda, Friends of Nyakibale Hospital in the Netherlands, Sisters of Breda in the Netherlands and others).

Several other organizations have asked for the supply of safe drinking water. Tusaidiane Uganda is limited in financial resources. For realization of a project, the project owner supported by Tusaidiane Uganda has to find a sponsor.

SAFE DRINKING WATER EXTENDED TO NYAKIBALE HOSPITAL

PATIENTS, RELATIVES, NURSING STUDENTS AND STAFF CAN NOW ACCESS SAFE DRINKING WATER

Tusaidiane Uganda realized a water purifier  installation in Nyakibale Hospital. Approximately 3.000 hospital users can now access safe drinking water every day. It is intended to serve both In- and Out- Patients. The aim is to reduce the number of water related diseases. This will reduce expenditures for both hospital and patients.

Attached is a picture report about the installation day.

20170513 Drinking water for Nyakibale Hopital

MINDSET CHANGE 2017

Local leaders with installed water purifiers have organized in close cooperation with Tusaidiane Uganda a number of sensitization meetings, targeting pupils, students, teachers, parents and community members .

See the attached “Mind-set Change” picture report.

Mind-set change has so far moved on well and we hope for better results in water usage for some 30 purifier owners.

20170423 Mind-set Change Picture Report

St Josephs Mary’s Mbiriizi SSS Gets Safe drinking Water.

The Installation Day

Tusaidiane Uganda was glad to conclude a water project installation with St Josephs Mary’s Secondary school on the 7th of April 2017. The water project was fully funded by the well wishers of the school.

The school has almost 600 pupils who are going to benefit from the safe drinking water. The going back home students will take home water in 5 liter jerrycans provided by Tusaidaine. During class time cups will be put near the water taps so that all students can drink water through out the day.

Water purifier installation

During installation we were joined by a student from kyambogo University,  Muhindo Walter  who is finalizing his final year and writing a proposal about” Improvement Of Ultraviolet Portable Water Purification Systems Designed for Schools” This LineGuard micro-filtration installation helped him to improve on his proposal and also have a good idea of what is really done on the ground.

Sensitization of the students

We concluded  installation with signing a service agreement of preventive maintenance 3 times a year, training of the operator plus the supervisor and sensitization of the student how to use the water

Training of the operator and supervisor how to maintain the water purifier