Posts Tagged "Ugandan Water Project"

Why We Go: Relationships Matter

Why We Go: Relationships Matter

on Aug 28, 2013 in Events, Tanks | Locations, Teams | Travel, Thoughts | Reflections |

Why go? Sixteen pairs of feet connected with Ugandan dirt on July 30th, 2013, anticipating experiences as part of Ugandan Water Project’s Team #16, unaware of just how deep that dirt would sink.  No hammers, no shovels; just 5 senses and eager hearts. One of the misconceptions of humanitarian organizations is that people who have should go and do for people who...

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Successful Failure – Matugga, UG

Successful Failure – Matugga, UG

on May 14, 2012 in Tanks | Locations, Teams | Travel |

The steady putter of the old diesel motor purred in the background as Ugandan Water Project Team #11 rode in silence through the fresh morning air of Uganda. We had been in country about a week so the sights blurring past our windows were not shockingly new like they were a few days ago.  The now familiar smell of wood smoke carried on its usual conversation with...

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Moonlight School #50

Moonlight School #50

on Sep 22, 2011 in Tanks | Locations |

What’s so special about Moonlight Day & Boarding School in Zirobwe, UG?  In many ways it is just another example of a typical rainwater harvesting installation at a local school in rural Uganda – handmade brick building, iron sheeted roof and beautiful brown children smiling at us from inside simple classrooms. But, for the Ugandan Water Project,...

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UWP 5K 2011

UWP 5K 2011

on May 31, 2011 in Events |

Water was certainly the theme at this year’s Ugandan Water Project 5K!  Our faithful volunteers showed up before the sun did.  They were adorned in rain gear and smiles – what an awesome crew!  The volunteers worked hard despite the pouring rain to have the course set up, to keep registration rolling and to create a festive Ugandan atmosphere for all to...

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UWP 5K Run/Walk Saturday April 23rd. 2011

UWP 5K Run/Walk Saturday April 23rd. 2011

on Mar 20, 2011 in Events, Tanks | Locations, Thoughts | Reflections |

Join us at Powder Mills Park, Rand Lodge in Pitsford, NY on Saturday, April 23rd for our 2nd Ugandan Water Project 5K Run/Walk.  Last year was a great event featuring live music, great food, Ugandan crafts and lots of great people enjoying the crisp spring morning and showing support for UWP. Download the Race Brochure (click here) Win Fundraising Prizes (click...

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Team #8 Jokolera Visit

Team #8 Jokolera Visit

on Mar 6, 2011 in Tanks | Locations, Teams | Travel |

  Since our first trip to Uganda in August 2008, every team for the Ugandan Water Project visits the small village of Jokolera.  This mall community about 30 minutes outside of Kampala is little more that a handful of mud and brick homes scattered along the 2 or 3 red dirt roads that loosely connect the village. The first rainwater tank we installed here was...

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Daring to Defy a Master Plumber

Daring to Defy a Master Plumber

on Sep 17, 2010 in Tanks | Locations, Thoughts | Reflections | 1 comment

In the late 1970′s my uncle, Harry Richardson became the youngest Master Plumber in the city of Roanoke, VA. All growing up I would find that he could bring so many of life’s challenges down to a concept related to plumbing. He’d get a sparkle in his eye and a familiar grin would appear below his trademark handlebar mustache, and explain the...

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Where it All Became Real – Tank #1

Where it All Became Real – Tank #1

on Sep 9, 2010 in Tanks | Locations, Thoughts | Reflections |

it all began in Jinja . . . I met George Nsamba in May of 2007 and out of that first conversation the Ugandan Water Project has taken shape; however it was more than a year of research, education and relationship-building before our very first team set foot on African soil.  In August 2008, the six members of our team along with some of our Ugandan friends rolled...

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