The Emmaus Water Project has recently raised enough money to install 4 water tanks in St Jude’s Roman Catholic Primary School in Masaka County. Before this the children used to collect water from a community well in the nearest swamp that was 1.8km from the school. The well would frequently be contaminated with run off water from the upper part of the hill nearby. This has made a huge difference to the lives of the pupils, staff and the whole community. 34 schools and colleges in Clifton Diocese are raising money for the project which is led by Stephen Whelan and St Edward’s School in Melchett Court. St Francis Catholic Primary School in Nailsea have raised an outstanding £5,419! A huge thank you to everyone for the fundraising efforts so far.

The Pupils’ Head Prefect at St Jude’s said, “We feel relieved from the long distances we moved every morning and evening looking for water from the well in the swamp.  We are going to have enough water for drinking and washing. We are going to save more time and energy for our class time. Thank you.”

Mr Mark Lule the headmaster of St Jude’s said, “We want to appreciate all the people and organizations who have made it possible for us to have water tanks at our school. Water is one of the major basic needs of life. Indeed, water has been a big challenge at our school, and now it has been solved. You have given us water tanks and have solved a number of challenges that include sanitation, hygiene, waterborne disease and even the parents’ funds that would be spent on pupils’ sickness of those that might have contracted waterborne diseases. Therefore, your contribution is bigger than one may think. You have made our school more functional. Thank you so much.”