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Ryerson Helps Bring Safe Water To Uganda

Written by Gabriel Wright on behalf of H2O 4 ALL and RU Student Life

Tim Muttoo, a Ryerson chemical engineering graduate co-founded H2O 4 ALL, a non-profit organization that builds water-treatment systems in developing countries. Accompanied by his team of Ryerson engineering co-op students, and volunteers, the group completes projects in some of the most poverty stricken areas in the world.  Actively involved with the Tri-Mentoring Program at Ryerson, H2O 4 ALL demonstrates the capabilities of Ryerson alumni, and students!

What Are We Doing?

10001426_10154194250545517_6375281254756829610_nProject: Safe Water for Uganda

#Kawolo2014

In August 2014, a team of Ryerson engineering students, alumni and volunteers are travelling to Uganda, East Africa to work on a massive water project.

Kawolo Hospital aids over 400 patients a day; however, the operating ward of the hospital has no access to safe running water. Located East of Kampala, this 112-bed hospital services a community of 1,000,000 people each year. In fact, mothers have to bring in their own Jerry cans of water to service their own deliveries.

How Are We Doing It?

10273919_10154206038835517_7548579709238718222_nThe team will be installing:

  • Borehole wells to access groundwater.
  • Piping systems to transport water into the hospital.
  • Solar high-pressure lift pumps to transport the water to surface level.
  • Solar panels to provide sustainable power to the system.
  • Sanitation systems.
  • Four 10,000-liter storage tanks.

What Have We Done Already?

photo1-5With the support of its volunteers, sponsors and partners, H2O 4 ALL has launched 40 projects over five years. The projects provide water to over 200,000 people worldwide and food for 2,000 people per month.

The team has completed projects in the following countries:

  • Colombia
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ghana
  • Haiti
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria
  • Sierra Leone
  • Uganda
  • Zambia

How Can You Help?

If you feel like this project is something that you believe in:

Please donate to our IndieGoGo campaign and support the project at www.SafeWaterForUganda.com.

  • Apply to volunteer with the organization on one of our trips
  • Share the Indiegogo page on Facebook, Twitter, and any other social media to raise awareness.
  • Check out what else we’re up to on our website: www.H2O4ALL.org

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10298382_824500670913148_3391927852250050031_oGabriel Wright is in his 3rd year of the Chemical Engineering co-op program at Ryerson University. He will be starting a new role as Academic Link for the Faculty of Engineering, and Science through Residence Life Services.

In the past, he held the role of Residence Advisor at Pitman Hall. He partners with the Concrete Toboggan Team as Sponsorship Appropriator and actively supports his faculty as a Frosh Leader for the Ryerson Engineering Student Society (RESS). Gabriel enjoys leadership, networking, connecting with first year students, and innovation.

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