ChangeALife Uganda (CALU) recently announced a grant of $35,000 from Merck to support the organization’s Quarters for Water program. Quarters for Water provides clean, on-site drinking water for students of St. Lawrence School and their rural village of Migyera, Uganda. From CALU’s October Newsletter:
These funds will allow us to proceed with the next phase of this important project: drilling the test wells to determine the one that will yield the necessary volume of much-needed clean water for our schoolchildren.
Providing water, sanitation and hygiene education in schools is a powerful fit for a company with the mission to save and improve lives. Meeting these basic needs in schools around the globe can increase attendance rates (especially for girls), reduce transmission of diseases and help transform entire communities. For more information on this project, visit the ChangeALife Uganda website. To learn more about Merck’s work in WASH in schools, read our blog post on their support of the Support My School campaign in India.