Pictured above is a 260,000 litre Kingspan Rhino water tank built in the village of Nseese, Southern Uganda.
Currently, 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water. This affects their health, education and livelihood. As March 22 marks World Water Day, it is an important time to highlight and develop practical solutions to ensure access to clean water for everyone.
Kingspan Rhino Australia has partnered with the Cotton On Foundation, providing eight 260,000 litre water tanks to rural communities in Southern Uganda. These much-needed tanks are placed in prime position next to school buildings for easy access.
Through a unique partnership with customers and team members, the Cotton on Foundation partners with communities in a number of countries to provide long-term opportunities in education, health, sustainability and infrastructure. Their mission is to provide 20,000 educational places to children around the world by 2020. Many young students in Uganda miss a lot of their classes due to preventable diseases, caused by a lack of access to sanitised water. By partnering with the Cotton on Foundation, Kingspan Rhino are able to build water tanks right next to the schools, providing safe and clean water for the students as well as the wider community.
Speaking next to one of the donated water tanks in Nseese village, Southern Uganda, Tim Diamond General Manager of the Cotton On Foundation said about the initiative: