NWSC hosts 3rd edition of the Annual School water and Sanitation convention

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National water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) hosted over 3000 students from over 100 School across the country during the 3rd edition of the annual School Water and Sanitation Convention held at Ggaba Water Works. The event started with an educational tour where the students toured all NWSC plants at Ggaba on Friday 30th June 2017.

During the convention, the students exhibited innovations and technology at the exhibition stall, presented water and Sanitation poems, skits, plays, Drama, Songs aimed at protecting the environment, in water and Sanitation. Some of the winners included:

  1. Primary water and Sanitation Quiz
  • 2nd runner up-Greenhill Academy (1million shs)
  • 1st Runner up-Budo Junior school (1.5millionshs)
  • Winner: Kampala Parents School (2 million shillings)

Secondary School water and sanitation Quiz

  • 2nd runner up: St. Kizito SS Bugolobi (1million shs)
  • 1st Runner up- Gayaza High School (1.5million shs)
  • Winner: Nabisunsa Girls School (2million)
  1. Water and Sanitation Technology and Innovations

Primary

  • 2nd runner up Budo Junior school (1million shs)
  • 1st Runner up- Buganda Road Primary School
  • Winner-Greenhill Academy (2million shs)

Secondary

  • 2nd runner up-St Peter’s Nsambya SSS (1million shs)
  • 1st Runner up-St. Mary’s College Kisubi (1.5million shs)
  • Winner-Namiyango College (2million shs).
  1. Water and Sanitation Essay writing Competion

Primary

  • 2nd runner up-Namilyango Junior school (1million shs)
  • 1st Runner up- Kabojja Junior school
  • Winner-Greenhill Academy (2million shs)

Secondary

  • 2nd runner up-Tororo Girls School (1million shs)
  • 1st Runner up- Kings College Buddo (1.5million shs)
  • Winner- Namilyango College School (2million shs)
  1. Best School Water and sanitation community impact Campaign

Primary

  • 2nd runner up- St Jude Primary school Hoima (1million shs)
  • 1st Runner up- Hillside Primary School Naalya (1.5million shs)
  • Winner-Budo Junior School (2million shs)

Secondary

  • 2nd runner up- St. Peter’s Nsambya SSS (1million shs)
  • 1st Runner up- St Marys College Kisubi (1.5million shs)
  • Winner- Kings College Budo (2million shs)
  1. Water and Sanitation Skits

Primary

  • 2nd runner up-Budo Junior School (1million shs)
  • 1st runner up- Shalom Primary School Kapchorwa (1.5million shs)
  • Winner- Hill Road Public School Masaka (2million shs)

Secondary

  • 2nd runner up-Kangole Girls School Napak Karamoja (1million shs)
  • 1st runner up-Namilyango College School
  • Winner-Mt.St Mary’s Namagunga Girls School (2million shs)

Special awards were also presented to some of the outstanding ladies in support of the girl child and encouraging them to pursue engineering and other science related courses.

The overall winners per region won an all expenses paid trip abroad to benchmark on some of the latest innovations and technologies in water and Sanitation.

*West and South Western region-Parental Care School Bushenyi

*North and Eastern Region-Aduku Primary School

Global best Performance:

*Greenhill Academy

*Immaculate Heart high School

*Jeressar High School Soroti

*Namilyango College School

* St.Kizito SSS Bugolobi

Speaking at the ceremony, NWSC MD Dr.Eng Silver Mugisha said that it is important to involve the young children in the sustainable management of resources and furthermore inculcate values of hygiene promotion, environmental and catchment protection among the young leaders of tomorrow.

NWSC Board Chairman Dr. Eng Christopher Ebal urged the students to promote safe hygiene and protect the environment for the future.

Chief Guest the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Water and Environment Mr Alfred Okot Okidi applauded NWSC for the initiative. “Sustainability of our environment lies in the hands of the young children. This is a big plus from NWSC to educate the nation. The Ministry of water and Environment through National Forestry Authority will avail tree seedlings to NWSC and support its environment protection initiatives.

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