€2,918.00raised of €2,800.00 goal goal
We came here in Kawempe, Uganda, doing a transnational project: four countries, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey and Spain. We came here with the intention of building a better life for the children in KYDA, empowering them with EVS. However, this process turned out to be slower than we imagined. When we got here we thought it is just the buildings that need fixing, or some hygiene, language and life skills classes that we can have with this children. But it is so much more. We realized we have to deal with the most basics things that we never thought they were missing. Like water. Drinkable water. The undergroud water resourses almost inexistent and the ones that are found are too dirty to even try cleaning them.
”My throat hurts. I need water. I am tired of licking ice”. This girl complained to me one day. I felt my hands were tight. I asked her if they receive any drinkable water at school and she said they are given some ice cubes that they are licking to ease their thirst. If you look around, sometimes they pick small rocks from the ground and lick them. There is a water tank inside KYDA, but it does not have a filtration system. Moreover, a water tank needs to be cleaned at least once in six months. This water tank has been here since 2013, and was never cleaned before.
They should at least boil the water before drinking it. But who has time for that when your throat is dry and the heat outside is stronger than your patience? Sometimes you can see children running to the water tank, collecting a bit of water in their hands and drinking it as it is the most delicious thing they ever tasted. They don't care that calming their thirst with this water can lead to diseases. They are just blocking those thoughts; they drink it and go back to playing. But then, the next day, or the next week, you see that their missing school, that they cannot attend classes because they don’t feel well.
Right now, we are trying to find a way of providing clean water for these children, we already contacted some experts in the field and they created a plan for collecting the rain water from the roofs. It means that all roofs in KYDA should be connected through some plastic tubes (some of them are metal tubes and they need replacement) and then the water gathered will be filtered in the ground through a pumping system that will lead it to the water thank in the end. We already have an action plan made for water treatment and collection and we have the people right there, ready to start working. Unfortunately we do not have enough funds. We need around 11 million shillings (around 2800 euros, without including the labor). We need people from all over the world to help us create an impact in their life, any small donation matters. Any small action can create an impact.
This is a message for all the people out there, all the people who never have to worry about having clean drinkable water, just imagine one day without having it or without having the money to procure it. How would you feel what action would you take to fix this?
Thank you in advance for your contribution to the cause and if you cannot donate sharing is for free.
"I always wondered why somebody doesn't do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody."
- Ivan Ivanov
- Campaign Owner
System is working! Success!Update posted by Ivan Ivanov at 02:58 pm
Success! The instalation is connected and working. At close examination the water looks clear, however we have agreed to first make a laboratory test this way we will be100% sure it is drinkable and then we can give it to the kids.
Update on the Fundraising Campaign: Drinkable Water For The Kids At KYDA.Update posted by Ivan Ivanov at 12:04 pm
The water filtration system project is still ongoing, we had a slight delay due to the waterproof membrane which needs 2 weeks to dry before its connected to the electric pump. The project is reaching the end phase and soon we will see clear water puring from the tank. Also
Tracking progressUpdate posted by Ivan Ivanov at 09:56 am
Drinkable Water Projec: Saint Bernard School (Tracking Progress)This video I am showcasing what we did so far with the Drinkable Water Project - what is done, where we are at right now and what's left to be done. I would also like to use this as an opportunity to say
The hardest part completedUpdate posted by Ivan Ivanov at 08:25 am
The whole which you saw on the last update was 3 meters deep and 2.5 wide, which took a lot of work after that the tank was put inside and it was well sealed. Also the part where the water will go through the sand filter is ready. Now what
Making progress.Update posted by Ivan Ivanov at 12:59 pm
Coming up with another update, we already purchased some of the materials and we are working hard on realisng the project!We are 80% of 100% with the donation, which is truly amazing!Thank you on the behalf of everyone!Here are some photos that you can track the progress.
Officially the project has launched!Update posted by Ivan Ivanov at 12:16 pm
It's official today we withdrew part of the money you amazing people donated and we started to work on the clean water project. Here in this video, we started digging the hole where we will position the water tank. In this tank, the already filtrated water will be stored and
Tour around KYDA: Making progressUpdate posted by Ivan Ivanov at 01:15 pm
In this short video I am doing a quick tour around KYDA (Kawempe Youth Development Association) where we are currently working on. The purpose of the tour is to show you the progress that we are making and to highlight the main projects.Tour around KYDA centre
Update on the Fundraising Campaign: Drinkable Water For The Kids At KYDA.Update posted by Ivan Ivanov at 10:30 am
We are halfway through with the campaign and symbolically we have collected half the amount which is amazing! We have collected 1520 euro. Me and everyone in the team included in the process cannot express the gratitude for your help and support. We are also more than sure that the. . . . .
Update: Video (condition of the water tank) and photos of how the kids are using the water.Update posted by Ivan Ivanov at 05:14 pm
Beautiful people out there, thank you for showing us your support and for donating to our cause! Because of you we feel that our team of volunteers just got bigger. We feel more motivated to go on. We are half way there, but our work continues. We still need at. . . . .