“In the midst of my grim chapter in life, my faith in humanity had been restored by my friend, and founder of ADF, Alice Dora Nankinga who had been working tirelessly around solutions towards the uplifting the vulnerable child and helpless. She would have taught my generation a great deal about maturity and unselfishness — even though her journey ended late 2018 (R.I.P) “ – Wamala Mark Keron.
This however is a story not just of one girl, but of a generation of young people coming together under the Alice Dora Foundation and working creatively to make this a better world for the children in Kayini, Kamwokya
Safe water is a national concern and (ADF) is working tirelessly to help developing communities establish water sources with the future goal of being able to purify water for parasites and dangerous waterborne illnesses. These illnesses threaten whole families, but those most in danger are children.
They often have to walk miles every day to find and carry water in very heavy cans back to their villages.
This task may take many hours and prevents children from going to school or from having energy to work on school homework.
They also travel these long distances on dangerous roads.
ADF is trying to help families keep their children safe and in school. The families need safe water for drinking, cooking and staying healthy, and ADF strives to help with these essential life necessities.
Alice Dora Foundation believes that every underserved child and family should have the opportunity to drink safe water and to live free of water-borne diseases, and that anything less is a grave injustice.
By supporting the work of ADF, you can provide more water to vulnerable children and families than you ever thought possible.
Who is Alice Dora Foundation?
Alice Dora Foundation in a non-profit organisation was built on the legacy left behind by the original pioneer (Alice Dora Nankinga 1992-2018) who had a dream to provide education opportunities to children who are in need, better family well-being at large, provide basic needs for the elderly, empower the young to exploit their skills while putting a smile on their faces.
“When mothers gather in the village watering hole, they discuss how lack of it does not only bring diseases but even claim lives. For their children, it is dropping out of high school to help fill the family’s storage from a source that sometimes take a day of walking” says Mark Keron Wamala, the foundation’s Public relations officer.
“I have heard of several people in my village who died and others were hospitalised due to diarrhoea and cholera because they used to drink dirty water. The water was collected from the lake or traditional boreholes dug in the river bed. I would not like it to get to that extreme for the people down here in Kayini-Kamwokya.”
“With these boreholes, water supply is not only dependent on unpredictable weather patterns as has been the case but also the communities get safe domestic water throughout the year helping the people to focus on other economic activities,” Wamala concluded.
Today, the Alice Dora Foundation will be holding an awareness interactive session with the community occupants with the aim of understanding their challenges better and with the main goal of “Touching hearts”.