St. Martin Mulago Primary School, Uganda 2018-10-29T17:17:45+01:00

Project Description

600 Litres of Water an Hour for a Primary School in Uganda

Since December 2017, clean water has been running at the St. Martin Mulago Primary School in Kampala. The school received a grant from Grace Impact and Munich RE to purchase a WP700 solar powered water purification system from SolarWave AB. The system produces 600 liters of safe drinking water every hour, providing convenient 24/7 access to the school’s 1,200 students and staff. The grant was made in conjunction with SolarWave’s Good Water Program. See also: https://www.solarwave.se/good-water/

SolarWave’s “Good Water Program” is not only about providing water purification the equipment. Every project begins with an awareness raising campaign on the importance of drinking safe water. This important training campaign is conducted together with local community leaders and NGOs. Once the purification system has been installed, local technicians are trained in its proper operation and maintenance. SolarWave provides spare parts and technical support throughout the project’s entire lifespan. This is in contrast to other water treatment equipment suppliers who deliver equipment but provide no training, no customer service support, nor repair and maintenance. We monitor the project’s impact on the community and we report back to our partners on its present status and next steps.

The facts speak for themselves:

Since the installation of the water purification system at the St. Martin Mulago Primary School in February 2018, school absentee rates have fallen and illnesses previously associated with drinking unsafe water have also decreased. With the new system, the children are learning about hygiene and the importance of washing their hands throughout the day to avoid the spreading of bacteria.

Are you working on a similar or complementary project?

Access to “Clean Water and Sanitation” is a very important SDG for Grace Impact. We specifically seek collaborations with companies or initiatives that focus on scalable clean water and sanitation solutions, especially on solutions that can be easily duplicated in many countries and markets. Technology is not the top priority for Grace Impact, but rather how to distribute and connect to people in rural areas who lack access to clean water and proper sanitation. We would like to cooperate with you and/or invest in or lend to your company. Please write to Dinese or call:

Do you have jobs or job training opportunities for refugees or migrants?

Our equity investment in the non-profit Plant-a-Talent gGmbH offers job preparation workshops and supports refugees and immigrants with finding employment in Munich. In order to prepare and place even more people in jobs, Plant-a-Talent is looking for interested and committed employers in Munich. The company also seeks volunteers who can support their mentoring and basic computer literacy programs. Would you or your company like to support Plant-a-Talent? Please write to Dinese or call:

+49 172 831-1542