HYT Completes its 11th WASH Project so far in 2017!

Posted on September 29th, 2017


HYT support UN SDGs

 

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

 

HYT supports 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.

 

Kagumba WASH project

Each raised hand represents a 3 kilometre trip from Kagumba school to collect water from the local borehole that day.

 

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:

 

HYT WASH tap

Lunch4Learning has funded WASH projects at 4 schools so far this year, using HYT trainees from all over Uganda!

 

We’ve built new latrines and washrooms in urban slums…

 

Lake Site WASH

Peter Bond funded Lake Site Primary School’s new girls’ latrines (right), which include 5 stances and a washroom.

 

And in remote rural schools!

 

Kagumba WASH Latrines

Rotary Marlow & European Rotary Clubs (Charte) partnered with the Ferguson Trust & HYT to build these new latrines in rural Kamuli.

 

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!

 

Water Charity is HYT’s newest partner, funding two water tanks at Kagumba and Kayembe.

 

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 office@hytuganda.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winners of the Ashden International Award for Sustainable Buildings 2017.

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