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

SOLAR PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR 3 HOSPITALS

SISTERS OF BREDA AIM TO PROMOTE SOLAR

Tusaidiane Uganda is very privileged to be ordered by the Sisters of Breda to provide project management services.

The Sisters of Breda founded in the previous century Nyakibale Hospital in Rukugiri District, Mutolere Hospital in Kisoro District in Uganda and Rubya Hospital in  Muleba District in Tanzania. In the nineties, they handed over the hospitals to their respective dioceses. They kept  supporting hospital management in their operations.

Over the years, technology has entered the hospitals with electricity for lighting and increasingly for  the use of hospital equipment. This tendency will continue in the years to come. However, the hospital bills for electricity from the grid are sky high. In addition, that electricity is not reliable and stable, which is a condition for continuous quality services to the people.

In 2017 the Sisters decided to consider helping the 3 hospitals, with solar which could supply stable, reliable and affordable energy for all  uses in the hospitals.

Realizing that neither the Sisters nor Hospital Management are experienced in managing such solar projects, the Sisters asked the chairman of Tusaidiane Uganda, whether TUL could assist hospital management in the planning phase of their solar project.

First Interim and Inventory Reports are out. We hope to complete the planning phase in the second half of 2018. We will keep you informed about the progress.

 

PROGRESS REPORT KACHICA CHILDCARE NURSERY & PRIMARY SCHOOL

In 2017 the school started the academic year with new toilets both girls and boys, which have  shown a great hygienic improvement in the school.

Through different individual donors,  Tusaidiane Uganda has managed to start construction of the  2-classroom block as planned for 2017. More funding is required to complete. Other actions have to be postponed to 2018.

See attached progress report 20171112 PROGRESS REPORT KACHICA 2017 ACTION PLAN

 

IMPACT REPORT OF SAFE DRINKING WATER KAROLI LWANGA HOSPITAL

In May this year Tusaidiane Uganda installed a water purifier in Karoli Lwanga Hospital- Nyakibale. We received a report from the hospital which shows that in a period of six months the Hospital community has consumed a total of 43 M3 (43,000 Liters) of drinking water which is  equivalent to 7,166 liters per month or 238 liters per day. The entire community has full confidence in the purity of this water and almost every member utilizes this water without any reservations.

In the attached Drinking water project report  the hospital has a challenge of sufficient water for both safe and domestic use. By the end of this year we are working on drilling a new borehole  which will solve the problem.

Let's help each other!