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2016-2017 Clean Water Project in Uganda
Katakwi Borehole Project 
Katakwi District, Palam Sub County Aleles - Ojabule Village
In 2016, the Governor of the Village of Aleles, Uganda wrote imploring us to help him provide clean water to his people.  We did it and made a difference.  With funds raised at last year's Masters Tournament Raffle and with the assistance of the Rotary Club of Ntinda, we've completed another Clean Water Well.  Here are photos of the well and the building efforts. 
2015-2016 Clean Water Project in Uganda
Birmingham Rotary has been active in borehole construction in the Ntimba area of Uganda.  They are in great need of clean water after their civil war.  The Rotary Club of Ntimba has partnered with Birmingham Rotary to contract out the construction companies for each of the wells built (4 to date), sought project estimates and has overseen the work on each of the boreholes.  They have an additional need in an adjoining village (Aleles) where we actually received a letter from the Mayor requesting our assistance.  We have raised some money for the project during the Dream Cruise and also have a major fundraiser planned for both our international (water project) and local projects.  The projects are fully documented together with the turnover to the local officials.  We are making a huge difference, now serving more that 15,000 Ugandans as they return to their villages.
2014-2015 Clean Water Project in Uganda
In partnership with Rotary Club of Ntinda - District 9211
Report for Water Well Project #W05687
(Ngariam Parish, Katakwi District)
Outcomes for increased access to safe water are the following:
  • The community has increased access to safe water.
  • Improved health and reduction of ailments associated with contaminated water.
  • Improved service at the Health Centre.
  • Better performance by students at the Technical School.
  • A Water User Committee established to take care of the facility in place.
  • Improved maintenance and sustainability of the WASH facilities.
  • More time spent on productive activities now that the women do not have to walk very long distances in search for water.
  • Children spend less time on collecting water and attend more class
The borehole is a drop in the ocean but it means a lot in terms of the number of lives that will be saved from drinking safe water. It has given our Clubs an opportunity to sow the seed of Partnership and Light Up Rotary. The sign post on the road side will go a long way to show Rotary as a Service Organization. The pupils in Ngariam Primary School and Community in general will always remember Rotary. In November 2014, the Project will be one of those to be visited by a delegation of former RI Presidents and Past District Governors from USA, Korea and New Zealand.
2013-2014 Clean Water Project in Uganda
The Birmingham Rotary Club has successfully engaged in Clean Water projects in Guatemala and the Philippines, building more than 15 clean water wells (+ 50,000 USD).  With the Kalookan North Rotary Club in the Philippines, we continue to expand our presence partnering with them to bring clean water to slum barangays and elementary schools.  They have been instrumental allies as we seek to deliver a better quality of life to those in the neighborhoods where the wells have been located. Birmingham Rotary has been fortunate to raise community awareness for clean water issues through fundraisers and in 2012, was gifted with a significant donation to execute 3 news artesian wells under our guidance.  We will continue to partner with the Kalookan  North Rotary Club to ensure that clean drinking water is available to all.  They have also been our partner for health, hygiene and literacy projects.  The Kalookan North Rotary Club has a special need – they started the local volunteer fire department and are in need of used fire equipment.