Justice Tourism Foundation
Safe Clean Water Construction Project in Uganda
Description of the project and the work to be done
The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) entails the provision of safe water for drinking and other domestic use, the safe disposal of waste (toilet and other waste) and health promotion activities to encourage protective healthy behavioral practices amongst the population. Nearly 90 percent of Uganda's 37 million people live in small towns and rural areas, and roughly two thirds of them lack access to safe water.
More Water Facts:
• Over half the population in Uganda lacks a safe place to go to the toilet.
• 8.8 million People in Uganda don't have access to safe water. This is almost a quarter of the population.
• Over 22 million people don't have access to adequate sanitation in Uganda, almost two thirds of the population.
• Over 12,000 children die every year from diarrhea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation in Uganda.
Pit latrine coverage in Uganda is low, 47%. A study done by UNICEF(1993) showed that pit latrine coverage was 20% and those families who have the pit latrines but do not using them, while others have them but in poor hygienic conditions, and yet others do not have them at all. As a result of this, there is a high incidence of diseases caused by poor sanitary conditions especially worm infestation and diarrhea diseases. This is where you come in!
Volunteers taking on this component work in manual labor such as digging the water wells, constructing of Spring Water Well and digging of trenches alongside skilled and unskilled local builders to help with the construction work. Volunteers can also help in the Construction and renovation of Boreholes and water wells and Provide Technical Advice and skills to the WASH team in water.
Type of activity
Fort Portal City
Number of places
Languages spoken by the NGO
Here's the breakdown how the funds will be used. $3,700 will be used for buying building materials for the construction of the Water Borehole and the $550 is used for the volunteers two weeks upkeep including, accommodation, 3 meals per day, airport pick and transfer and local daily transportation to and from the project site.
No specific qualifications or previous experience is required to join the construction/renovation project. However, volunteers with special expertise are highly preferred. Participants should bring both enthusiasm and humility to their projects.
No specific dates
Volunteering time table
Weekly work days:
Monday to Friday
8 hours a day
- Bed in shared room
- Bed in single room
- Shared WC
- Private WC
We encourage all our guest volunteers to observe the local cultures