The support from Good Gifts through the Charities Advisory Trust continues to be transformative for thousands of genocide survivors and their dependents across Rwanda. The impact of the funding from Good Gifts is enabling SURF and its local partner organisations to respond to the needs of the genocide survivors, and in most cases enabling them and members of their household to generate an income that delivers a sustainable impact far beyond the period of the grants. This is leading our partner organisations and the survivors supported through the programme to become more independent and self-sufficient.
Clean water for children
The lack of access to clean water is one of the principal causes of poverty and inequality in many developing countries due to the harmful and fatal implications for health. Bugesera district in the Eastern Province of Rwanda is one of the districts that face the challenges of access to clean water in villages and schools.
Through the support of Good Gifts, we have provided two water tanks to the Cyugaro Primary School to help students get water that is treated and used for drinking as well as for preparing school meals without having the children go to collect water from the borehole which is far from their school, and likely to have contaminated water.
The Headteacher of Cyugaro Primary school commented: “We are very happy for the support of Good Gifts to buy and install these water tanks. As you know, most of the government schools have a feeding program which requires preparing food for students to eat at midday. We used to face challenges of getting water and this has impacted the time available for teaching, as well as the health of our students. Children used to go fetch water, and sometimes they would bring dirty water which might cause different problems including diseases. But now, since we have received these water tanks, we are no longer faces such problems. Children are eating on time and teachers prepare their lessons without pressure”.
You can buy a Water Tank for an African School here.