Highway Secondary School in the village of Kiganda, Mubende, Uganda now has a clean, safe, plentiful source of fresh water. It was a promise made 11 months ago by Desana Inc.....it is now a dream come true. Thank you and blessings to St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA for you compassion, your trust and the steadfast belief that it is our Christian obligation to help and serve the needy across the globe. St. Andrew's has provided life to this community, because in Africa, every one knows that "water is life".
George and I traveled to Kiganda in April, 2011 because we felt they had been called to Uganda. A series of unrelated events throughout an entire year kept presenting "Uganda" to both of us. We weren't sure why we were to go, but one day we just decided to buy plane tickets and told Ssenyonga John, of the Children's Future Foundation, that we would soon be there. In the past year, lasting friendships have developed, projects have been successfully completed and Desana Uganda, a ngo registered in Kampala was created.
Highway Secondary School has almost 800 students, both day and boarding students. They had no running water. Their water sources were not only expensive or extremely contaminated, but were a considerable distance from the school itself. Each student had to collect his/her own water every day in jerry cans. In April of 2011 when we visited the School we made 2 promises....a new block of classrooms and clean water. We didn't know how these promises would be completed, but we had faith that generous people in the United States would consider these necessary and worthwhile projects. Thanks to Perfecting Faith Ministries in Antioch, Tennessee, the new classroom block was completed and dedicated in October of 2011. Now, the amazing gift of water has been given to a group of children and their families who will benefit in ways I cannot even imagine. Water lines will soon be run from the well to the community of Kiganda so that more people will be blessed by the generosity of St. Andrew's Church. Words cannot express the appreciation the people of Kiganda feel. They are filled with gratitude and love for the people who cared about them enough to give them the "gift of life". Webale nyo* from KIganda.
* Webale nyo - thank you very much
View photos of the water project.