Local Rotaries Announce Completion of Uganda Water Project!



 ENDICOTT, NY – The Endwell Rotary Club hosted a news conference on 11/10/10 to announce and discuss the completion of a 2-year project that now delivers clean, treated, piped water to 9 public water stands in the rural agricultural Asinge Village in Osukuru Subcounty of the Tororo District of Uganda.  Project partners included the Ithaca Sunrise, Nimmonsburg and Deposit Rotary Clubs as well as the South Central and Capital Rotary Districts.  The Tororo Rotary Club in Uganda is the “on-site” host project sponsor.  “Water, especially safe drinking water, is a genuinely life sustaining resource in East Africa,” said Tom Hranek, Project Coordinator, who visited the Tororo region for 7 weeks in 2008.  “Learning about the water and sanitation needs and the cultures of the people  within Uganda was an amazing, life-changing experience.  The Asinge water project is one of the outcomes of the trip.”

“International Rotary Projects often grow out of the relationships between Rotarians here and in distant lands,” said Carol Belva, President of Endwell Rotary.  “Tom’s first-hand relationships with the Tororo Rotary Club and his background as a licensed engineer gave our local clubs the confidence to invest in the Asinge-Osukuru Clean Water Project.  We’re delighted to see the pictures of our neighbors 8 time zones away and their completed public water stands.  Clean water is now available throughout  the village of 2500 and near its primary school.”

Precious bottled water was served.