For 1,5 months, 3 students from Windesheim University of Applied Sciences are conducting a study commissioned by connect2uganda into the water situation around Bukomansimbi. They stay on the UP4S project during this time. Below they tell something about their stay:
"We are a group of 3 students from Windesheim University of Applied Sciences who are in the 4th year of the Civil Engineering study and we are currently following the minor Water management. From the 10th of November we will be in Uganda for 6 weeks to carry out a research for this minor in the Bukomansimbi district. With this research we want to create more clarity with regard to the water in the area. The climate has been subject to change for some time and this will eventually result in water scarcity. This in turn has a detrimental effect on the agricultural sector, an important source of income in the country and also important to maintain the concept of the school farms, set up by Connect2Uganda (C2U).
The concept of school farms works as follows: In addition to the children going to school to gain the usual knowledge, they also learn to grow and process their own crops. They are also taught how to keep and care for livestock. During our research, we will look at the possibilities of collecting and/or obtaining water and how much this could ultimately yield. But we will also include other issues, such as soil compositions, the depth of groundwater and the water availability at the schools and in the district, in our research. With the collected information we then want to make recommendations for the school farms and for improving the water situation in the Bukomansimbi district.
This is all done on behalf of the organization C2U and Windesheim University of Applied Sciences. The schools, Hoys College and Kidsgear, of UP4S are also involved in our research."