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Bio-sand filter construction at the field house in Namungoona

Bio-sand filter construction at the field base

Mother constructing a bio-sand filter with her child on her back

Bio-sand filters at the field house in Namungoona

World Earth Day 2010 celebrations

Adrine explains the bio-sand filter to the state minister of environment
Adrine explains the bio-sand filter to the state minister of environment

Suzan explains the tippy tap to medical personnel and other officials
Suzan explains the Tippy-tap to medical personnel and other officials

Bird watching in Lubigi wetland
Bird watching in Lubigi wetland - 61 bird species were recorded in 2 hours during World Earth Day.

Our Water Sanitation and Hygiene project (WASH) at Namungoona

In 2008 we enabled the community at Namungoona to rebuild the pipes and the well at the Sentamu spring, so that they would have safe, clean water.

WASH engineer
The engineer, in the red shirt, describes the construction process.

Well commissioning
On 12 December 2008, the new well was commissioned – our guest of honour enjoys a drink of clean water.

Guests and residents at the launch
We all celebrate the new well.

Our baseline survey highlighted the problem that many people do not wash their hands properly after using the latrines/toilets.

Latrines
A typical row of latrines at Namungoona.

Drinking from Bio-sand filter 20
Drinking using the bio-sand filter.

Tippy tap
We are teaching people how to make their own tippy taps, an easy way to wash hands hygienically after going to the toilet, which avoids the need to touch the jerry cans used for drinking water.

Litter is also a problem. As our population increases, and consumerism grows, the dumping of solid waste is becoming a major issue for Kampala City Council. The indiscriminate disposal of garbage is a chronic health hazard, especially when it blocks drainage ditches.

Volunteers ready for clear-up
Volunteers get ready to clear up litter.

Clearing up litter
Local people clean up their streets.

Community-led total sanitation experiment
Education is an important part of our programme: we run sanitation workshops and then participants evaluate the needs in their community.

Our new field base

New field base
Our field house hosts a growing number of residential volunteers. This photo was taken in November 2008: we have now ‘greened up’ our premises and ate our first home-grown vegetables in March 2009. You can now also find some beautiful flowers growing in our compound.

Visitors from A Rocha Canada
We have enjoyed welcoming visitors from overseas: supporters from A Rocha Canada meet some of our team.

The Rev John Townsend brought a group from England.
The Rev John Townsend brought a group from England.

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