The Rotary Club of Werribee and the Rotary Club of Gulu in Uganda are international hosts for the installation of a ground bore water system. This system will supply a safe and sustainable water supply for students and staff at the Sir Tito Winyi Secondary School as well as 1600 people in the surrounding villages near Masindi in Western Uganda.

At the present time, 350 of the 400 students walk 3km each day to collect 20 litres of water each. The water is collected in containers from a muddy stream that is polluted and carried back to their village.

All funding for the construction of the bore water system is now in place and work will commence early in 2016. It is expected that it take 7 months to complete. Once completed, the project will bring substantial educational, health and economic benefits to the school, school children, villages, villagers and businesses involved.
The total estimated cost of the project is $US80,000. The following local clubs have been generous in donating funds towards the project:
  • Footscray
  • Camberwell
  • Carlton
  • Melbourne South
  • West Footscray
  • Wyndham
  • Hoppers Crossing
  • Canterbury
  • Point Gellibrand
  • Albert Park
  • Werribee
Contributions from these clubs, along with a number of private donations and matching grants from our District and Rotary International, have made this project possible.