• ‘Our Dignity as Girls Has Been Restored’: Katwe Village, Uganda

    The children of Katwe Village, Uganda, want to be educated. But before 2005, they were travelling up to 10 kilometers to attend school at a neighboring village. Seeing the overwhelming need for a primary school, a local church founded Rwabarata Primary School. While the children were able to now be educated, they still lacked the […]

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  • “Thank You for Loving Us” – Kaberamaido, Uganda

    In Kaberamaido, Uganda, Aguroi Village has faced a major challenge of lack of access to clean and safe water. The village would have to fetch water from unprotected springs that were shared with animals and that contained mud, animal dung, and garbage. Collecting and using water from contaminated sites led to outbreaks of waterborne diseases […]

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  • Mayur & Tanvi’s Wedding Gifts Clean Water to 3,200 People

    In Acan Pii, Uganda — a place that literally means “water problem” — the majority of wells that the 14,000 residents rely on don’t function. During the original installation of these wells, low-quality materials were used, thus requiring constant repairs, and eventually becoming just too expensive to fix. Once the wells stopped functioning, community members […]

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  • SBB Research Group + Surge Team-up to Bring Water to Rural Uganda

    The Abola community in Uganda is one of the hardest to reach for our partners at Prince of Peace for Orphans and Widows (POPOW). During the rainy season, the roads are so bad that it is very hard to travel from Kaberamaido (where POPOW is headquartered) to Abola. In the community, there is a lack […]

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  • Menstrual Hygiene Education: A Crucial Tool to Keep Girls in School

    “When my sister had her first period, she had stomach pain, fatigue, and a headache. She kept complaining that she was sick, but we did not take her to get treated because the sickness did not seem severe. One afternoon she was laying down because of the stomach pain and noticed she was bleeding. She […]

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  • Clean Water and Sanitation: Helping All Children Get the Education They Deserve

    Surge for Water has partnered with Prince of Peace Orphans and Widows (POPOW) since June 2015. Our work has been centered in Kaberamaido, Uganda, a community of more than 230,000 people with 581 water sources. Community members often complain of stomach problems, illness, and a lack of safe, clean water as many of these water […]

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  • Transforming Schools One Latrine at a Time

    We understand that access to sanitation in schools is critical to the student’s experience and their chance for success. To this end, in 2016, we took on several school sanitation projects — the most recent being latrines for the students at Abata Primary School in Kaberamaido, Uganda. These latrines ensure that students are able to […]

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  • Providing Safe Water to Bukompe Refugee Camp

    If you search for Bukompe Refugee Camp on Google, the results you get will be limited. There are no official news reports about what is happening there, nor are there any government reports about the people that live there. Instead, all of the information available is written by organizations who are trying to improve the […]

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  • Chicago and Kaberamaido, Uganda, Schools Pair as Safe Water ‘Sister Schools’

    On a Tuesday afternoon at Francis W. Parker School in Chicago, 11 students are meeting to discuss global water and sanitation issues. At Abata Primary School in Uganda, a group of 22 students are meeting to discuss water and sanitation issues in their community. These schools are over 7,000 miles away, but they are connected. […]

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  • World Water Day Hero: “Water transforms communities.”

    March 22nd, World Water Day, is when several thousands of organizations and people around the world celebrate water. It’s an opportunity to learn more about water-related issues, to be inspired, and to inspire others to take action that makes a difference. Here at Surge, we are especially excited about this year’s theme of water and jobs. […]

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