Clean water means health, income and education - especially for women and children. When water is unsafe and sanitation non-existent, water can cause deadly illness and if not attended to quickly can cause a death. In many rural villages in Uganda waterborne illnesses affect's lots of women and children are especially vulnerable, as their bodies aren't strong enough to fight diarrhea, dysentery and other illnesses. The main traditional sources of water in many parts of rural Uganda are small ponds and unprotected wells, both of which are easily polluted, causing disease and ill-health. Women and children usually bear the burden of water collection, walking miles to the nearest source, which is unprotected and likely contaminated.
Hygiene education and tools such as hand-washing stations encourage critical healthy habits that reduce contamination and disease transmission. In fact, hand washing has been shown in most regions of the country to result in children growing stronger and healthier. PCCS is working in partnership with rural villages in Eastern and Northern Uganda alongside the support of volunteers to promote safe hygiene practices in schools and communities, provide hand dug wells with pumps and constructing ventilated pit latrines.
Peculiar Child Care Support (PCCS)
Plot 934 Makerere, Kampala Bombo Road
P.O Box 21062 Kampala Uganda (Africa)
Phone: +256 787495909
“ Volunteering in Uganda with PCCS was a magical experience words cannot describe. I loved every bit of my two weeks in Uganda, right from being picked up from the airport, my orientation and spending my days teaching at the local school. Alyson W - USA ”