WATSAN receives generous donation in support of Rumbugu School

Sheila Houghton has shared a generous and thoughtful donation with WATSAN in aid of our priority project at Rumbugu.

John and Sheila Houghton with Bishop Dan Zorecka

Sheila, pictured with her husband Sir John Houghton and Bishop Dan Zoreka, has been a regular supporter of WATSAN by passing on the profits of HAFAN Christian Cafe, owned by her and run by volunteers from the churches in Tywyn/Aberdyfi, but she was moved to make a further personal donation after reading about the great need at Rumbugu School, where over 400 pupils share intermittent water to a single tap, and 40 female pupils share just one toilet.

Commenting on her support and the recent visit to Uganda by WATSAN trustee Graham Piper, Sheila says: “We shall jointly continue to support WATSAN on a regular monthly basis. It’s good to know you have trustees out at the moment checking and recording. As you know, I believe it to be one of the strengths of WATSAN.”

WATSAN accepts donations of all kinds and sizes, which can be made online, by standing order, bank cheque, CAF cheque, Stewardship or similar vouchers, in a legacy or via sponsorship for events such as our forthcoming Walk for Water.

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Girl Guides give £7,200 to Nyabiteete

A group of Guides, led by Commissioner Kate Parrinder of Oxford, have been working with WATSAN as part of a month-long trip to Uganda in August 2013.

The group of Guides in front of the completed rainwater collection tankThe Guides had raised some £7,200 towards a project at Nyabiteete School and community, where their funds enabled the building of a brand-new rainwater collection tank, three new Ecosan toilets and a revamped protected spring for use of the whole community.

The Guides spent three weeks in Rukungiri, during which time they gave valuable assistance to the construction of the new facilities, all at Nyabiteete. We thank them warmly for their amazing support and energy, and thank the staff team and Canon Eric and Mrs Adrine Kamuteera for their hospitality to the group.

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