Country School students enjoyed a visit from Chris Ochaloi and Martha Hoffman of Call to Care Uganda on Friday morning. In 2015, Country School students spearheaded an effort to provide clean drinking water near the Odingai School in the Kiberamaido district of Uganda, ultimately helping raise $8,000 to fund construction of a well. They also collected 600 pairs of shoes for students at Odingai.
At All School Meeting on Friday, Mr. Ochaloi and Mrs. Hoffman told students they had made an enormous difference, both to the 1,000 students enrolled at the school and to their families, all of whom now have access to clean water.
Chris Ochaloi updates students on life at Odingai School.
A student asks a question.
When one Middle School student asked how students at Odingai responded when they saw their shoes and the new well, Mr. Ochaloi said, "They had smiles and everybody was saying, 'Thank you to The Country School.'" Later, he added, "You are a big solution to the problem."
Mr. Ochalai and Mrs. Hoffman showed students photos of the new well in Uganda. Below, Odingai students and their new well.
The inscription on the well.
Call to Care Uganda is a Madison-based nonprofit whose mission is to help vulnerable children and those who care for them in Uganda through health and education initiatives.