Pit Latrines & Hand-washing Stations
PCCP’s most critical need is the construction of new pit latrines. Heavy rain recently damaged the latrines beyond repair. Through grant applications we are currently seeking funding for this project. This project would also include much needed hand-washing stations.
Something as simple as washing hands with soap at critical times, like after going to the toilet or before eating, can have a significant impact on children’s health. Good hygiene practices reduce the incidence of diseases such as pneumonia, trachoma, scabies, skin and eye infections and diarrhea-related diseases like cholera and dysentery.
Safe Drinking Water
Many Ugandan communities rely on contaminated water sources such as streams and open wells. Safe drinking water is crucial as a leading cause of child death is diarrhea caused by drinking contaminated water. Until a safe water source is established, the school currently uses water bags generously donated by Flowing Streams Ministries along with a Sawyer portable filter system. The water bags are used to transport water from the current source back to the school where it is then put through the filter system into a 5 gallon pail.
Crops and Gardens
On PCCP land we grow maize, beans and tomatoes. It is an annual challenge to funds the purchase of seeds and insecticide to spray the crops. Presently the crops are planted, weeded and harvested by hand. Through grant applications we would like to acquire a tractor which would greatly improve our farming efforts.
Food prices fluctuate depending on rain and drought conditions, sometimes tripling in price. With our own tractor we could grow more food right on site, decreasing our dependency on the fluctuating local market.
With the ever growing number of students, our two classroom blocks are bursting at the seams. We believe every child should have the opportunity to learn in a school setting and it is our desire to expand our facilities in order to provide a better education. We are currently seeking funding through grant applications for a classroom construction project.
Proceeds from a family owned guest house in Maluku town help to fund our school. The guest house is a bed and breakfast called City Talk Hotel next to Wash and Will Hotel on Mbiro Road. After renovations, guest room are ready for visitors. Room rates are very reasonable per night. Please call +256-700-17996 for reservations.
PCCP is a Christian organization and it is our desire to share the love of God and the plan of salvation with the children we care for. This message is presented to the children through regular worship services and Bible studies. The Gideons International Canada generously donated 500 Bibles to PCCP.