Emma to talk about a world without water
Villager Emma Wren has recently been in Uganda as part of a Water Aid project and will be talking about what she found there at the Village Hall on Monday 23rd February at 8pm.
in a country of 35 million people nearer two thirds have inadequate sanitation, cholera and typhoid are rife and contaminated drinking water common. Emma first visited the village of Olojai where there is no clean water supply, before heading for Bobol where Water Aid was showing the community how to build latrines and installed a new pump. The contrast was marked. Healthier, better educated, happier inhabitants had improved livelihoods.
Emma visited three schools and a hospital to see how they coped without adequate sanitation and the difference that it makes to have toilets, hand washing facilities and clean drinking water in a school.
A thousand children under five die each month as a result of water and sanitation problems. You can find out more at www.wateraid.org visit Emma’s blog at http://emmameetsuganda.blogspot.co.uk or by going along to Emma’s talk on Monday 23rd February.