Clifton Diocese Schools Project

St Joseph's School is a member of the Clifton Diocese Schools Project.

 

What we are proposing to do? 

We have become involved in a project that will reach out to thousands of young people and their families in the Masaka District of South-Western Uganda. Working alongside the International Tree Foundation and the Masaka and District Land Care Chapter, we aim to provide independent water resources for 23 schools. With the potential help of the family of Clifton schools we have the possibility of extending this project to many thousands more. 

 

 

What problem are we trying to alleviate? 

Millions of Ugandans lack access to safe water and improved sanitation facilities. Subsistence farming is contributing to rising poverty levels. One way to break the cycle of poverty is to encourage the development of sustainable economies that our project’s combination of tree planting and clean water resourcing can bring about.  

 

 

Who are we working with? 

It is important you are clear who our two partners are in this project. They are both dedicated to addressing climate change alongside land and food security issues.

 

 

The solution? 

The project that we are part of will see our schools and other UK partners working alongside the International Tree Foundation and the Masaka and District Land Care Chapter (MADLACC) to plant tree  nurseries in 23, or more, schools in the area. Our  focus is to put independent water sources into each of those schools thus providing water for irrigation  and for essential health and hygiene. 

 

MADLACC

MADLACC is a multi-disciplinary community based organisation focused on sustainable land management. Its ethos is based on collective action, partnership and networking of community groups. 

Email: landcaremasaka@yahoo.com 

 

The ITF helps local communities to build secure livelihoods and improve their local environment through sustainable tree planting programmes.  

https://internationaltreefoundation.org/

 

What is our aim?

To promote Catholic Social Teaching. Our Church proclaims that all human life is sacred and that we must all work to preserve the dignity of all people. Our work together, as a diocesan  family of schools, will demonstrate our solidarity with brothers and sisters in Uganda to pursue food security and public health. It is a clear statement of our commitment to a preferential option for the poor. Working with our development partners in Masaka we are acting as stewards to show a loving concern for our planet. 

 

 

 

 

 

PRELIMINARY BUDGET FOR WASH PROGRAMME 

Sno 

Item 

Quantity 

Cost per Unit 

Total

Water source (Rain water  harvesting tanks @ 12,000li tres) See table below for  breakdown:

2 Units 

4,375,000 

8,750,000

Safe water (boiling equip ment saucepans

2 Units 

250,000 

500,000

Storage of boiled water  jerrycans

20 Units 

10,000 

200,000

Sanitizers ( litres) 

20 Units 

15,000 

300,000

Re-Usable Masks for 400  pupils

400 Units 

2,800 

1,120,000

Subtotal per school 

10,870,000

Grand Total 

23 Schools

Ugandan  

shillings  

250,010,000 GBP £50,000



PRELIMINARY FOR A 12,000 LITRE WATER HARVESTING TANK 

Sno 

Item 

Qty 

Unit Cost 

Total Cost

Cement 

25 Bags 

35,000 

875,000

Murram 

2 trips 

200,00 

400,000

Stones 

2 trips 

250,000 

500,000

Sand 

2 trips 

250,000 

500,000

Water-proof  

cement

10kg 

4,000 

40,000

Wire mesh 

10 units 

40,000 

400,000

Tap & Cleaner  system

1 unit 

100,000 

100,000

Iron Sheets 

35,000 

175,000

Poles 

15,000 

75,000

10 

Nails 

20kg 

6,000 

120,000

11 

Gutters 

80,000 

480,000

12 

Pipes 

110,000 

110,000

13 

Labour 

600,000 

600,000

Total 

GBP £972 

4,375,000