Buganda Kingdom has signed a memorandum of understanding with Wells of Life, an American NGO to provide water in the counties of Kooki, Buluuli and Mawogola. The MoU was signed at Bulange Mengo.
Owek Robert Waggwa Nsibirwa signe don behalf of the Kingdom while Nick Jordan, the Wells of Life Founder signed on behalf of his organisation.
Speaking at the signing ceremony at Bulange, Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga thanked Jordan and his team for agreeing to work with the Kingdom to extend water to Kabaka’s people during this silver jubilee year. Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II will mark 25 years on the throne on July 31 this year.
“Water is one of the biggest challenges in Kooki, Buluuli and Mawogola. We are happy that you have agreed to support us by working with Bucadef to ensure that people have access to clean and safe water,” Mayiga said.
Lack of access to clean and safe water is one of the major causes of diseases in Africa, Mayiga said.
About Wells of Life
The origin of Wells of Life is an interesting and compelling story about one man who knew firsthand what it was like to grow up without clean, running water. His memories of early childhood walking to a water well with his Mother in Wexford Ireland, truly set the stage in later years for the creation of Wells of Life. Nick Jordan is this man whose life mission is to bring clean water and hope to the villagers of Uganda. Here’s the rest of the story…
We believe clean drinking water is a basic human right for all people. We view the lack of water as the taproot of poverty in the developing world. By providing water to communities, we have seen a measurable step towards sustainable living, a decrease in water-borne illness, a 50% decrease in infant mortality, and the opportunity of schooling for children, especially girls and women.
Equally important is engaging our local youth by inspiring the act of service. With all of the distractions that lead them to things that do not serve them, being of service increases their empathy, humanity, and in effect is healing to areas of their own lives that are lacking. Our youth have the opportunity to make a huge difference, to use their time, talent and treasures, and to inspire their peers. Additionally, in sharing their experiences with their families, they strengthen the communication channels, build stronger bonds within the unit, and become champions of change.
When our local school children place a “well of life” in a community in Uganda, they’re able to see photos of the villagers they are serving. And, the people of Uganda are able to see the photos of the children who have so dramatically impacted their lives. Giving the gift of clean water is the most measurable act of service anyone can provide.