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SOS Malta is helping school children to carry books not jerrycans!

Posted Date: 19/09/2011 - 19 September 2011

Claudia Taylor-East of SOS Malta is currently in Uganda bringing water to three primary schools in Jinja, Uganda.

The project is being co-financed by the Overseas Development Aid programme through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Malta and is also supported by VASCAS Jewellers, Two Oceans, Professional Marketing Services, Orienta, 240 Limited, Fortina Spa Resort, Alert, Trolley Mania and the many donations from the public through our Malta Walks For Water campaign

This project aims use the provision of water as the entry point into community development in Uganda. Through this Project SOS Malta is contributing to the achievement of MDG 7 to halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and sanitation.

SOS Malta is working to bring rain water harvesting systems to schools. But, they have also recognised that there is a real need to improve the actual conditions of the schools themselves. Specifically, SOS Malta has identified Luala Primary School in Mbiko, a school for 750 children in a state of complete dilapidation.


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