Blog

Thoughts, ideas and news from The Water Trust.

Establishing healthy, dignified schools in rural Uganda

On October 16, Country Director Sarah Aguti presented the results and lessons learned of an ongoing project across 18 schools in Mutunda Sub-County in Kiryandongo, Uganda. The project invests in critical infrastructure and training for teachers and school leadership to provide a healthy, dignified learning...

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The Water Trust welcomes Ben Andrew to board

Ben brings to The Water Trust a commitment to improving health in the poorest communities and expertise in healthcare, policy and data analysis. He recently joined Intuitive Surgical in a senior strategy position with part of his role being to help the company bring superior,...

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Annual message from Board Chair

We recently wrapped up our first quarterly board meeting of our 2017-2018 fiscal year. It’s always an exciting meeting as we review the preceding year, and gear up for the year ahead. This past fiscal year was quite successful. Together we helped more than 25,000 people...

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Building a clean place to learn for 14,000 schoolchildren

More than 60,000 people live in Mutunda sub-county in western Uganda, with about 14,000 children attending 18 primary schools. As the population increases, Mutunda’s schools grow increasingly overcrowded,  with too few teachers, too few classrooms, too few desks, and too few toilets. These challenges are so...

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The Water Trust welcomes new Country Director

This spring The Water Trust promoted Sarah Aguti to the position of Uganda Country Director. Sarah brings to the position not just her experience as a Behavior Change Specialist at The Water Trust, but also prior management experience at Save the Children Liberia, where she managed...

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Stand #WithRefugees, Stand with Uganda

Today's World Refugee Day is an opportunity to reflect on the many refugee crises around the world and work together to improve the opportunities for refugees to thrive. While the crisis in Syria has dominated the news, violence and famine in South Sudan has led...

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