Posted on September 29th, 2017
The Haileybury Youth Trust supports the Sustainable Development Goals.
2017 has been a busy year for HYT. We’ve completed our 10th community training project, taught 28 Ugandan youths to build with interlocking stabilised soil blocks (ISSB) and taken part in exciting projects with Engineers for Overseas Development, Act4Africa and the Iowa State University Foundation, not to mention our Ashden Award.
Sustainable Development Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
At the same time, we’ve challenged ourselves to work towards UN Sustainable Development Goal 6 – Clean Water & Sanitation. According to WaterAid, 8 million people in Uganda don’t have access to clean water, and a further 32 million lack adequate sanitation.
To address this situation, HYT has teamed up with Lunch4Learning, Rotary Marlow & European Rotary Clubs (Charte), the Ferguson Trust, Peter Bond and Water Charity, to carry out WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) projects across the country.
So far, 7 schools have been furnished with rainwater harvesting tanks to provide fresh water for cooking, cleaning, drinking and washing:
We’ve built new latrines and washrooms in urban slums…
And in remote rural schools!
That’s 135,000 litres of water, 19 stances of latrines and 4 washrooms, made available to 9 schools and 4,612 pupils, providing employment for 21 young Ugandans!
And we’re still building, with 2 more latrines under construction at Kyamatende, and over 20 more in partnership with Lunch4Learning and Global Rotary. Water year it’s turning out to be!
If you or your organisation would like fund more WASH projects like these, you are welcome to donate or get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org