Just a Drop has been supported by Corinthia Hotels for several years as its official charity. Corinthia is a collection of luxury worldwide hotels founded by the Pisani family of Malta in 1962.  

Corinthia's kind support has enabled Just a Drop to bring clean water, hygiene and sanitation to children at St Mark Kakelenge Primary School and Gombe Primary School in Uganda; to communities living in the Kiyunga, Namwaba, Nkoloko, Malaya, and Luini Kabalu villages across Zambia; and to the Kingazi and St Mary's villagers in Tanzania. 

Thanks to Corinthia's generous support, over 40,000 children and families across Just a Drop projects in Uganda, Zambia and Tanzania now have access to life-changing clean water.

The results have positively touched the lives and futures of so many. We are pleased to continue our work with the Just a Drop team, which has become a benchmark for the travel industry in caring for the very communities around the world that host our guests

- Alfred Pisani, Founder and Chairman of Corinthia Hotels

(Above) Students in front of their handwashing facilities by the newly constructed latrine block, Buwambo Primary School, Uganda

Buwambo Primary School, Uganda

Corinthia's most recently completed project was supporting Just a Drop to deliver a safe water and hygiene project at Buwambo School, Uganda, which benefited the 719 children who attend the school. This project saw the construction of a 30,000 litre rainwater harvesting tank and latrines, which provides the children with year-round access to safe water and sanitation facilities, through the construction of a gender-sensitive latrine block with washrooms. Combined with the hygiene education, this will continue to have a massive long-term impact of health.

I am really grateful for the newly constructed gender sensitive latrine, it even caters for disabilities. Sincerely I had not dreamt of this kind of latrine in this school. Where even girls have a wash room

Ms Nakimuli, Head Teacher at Buwambo Primary School

Just a Drop Founder, Fiona Jeffery, visited Buwambo Primary School shortly after this project had completed. She explained the difference the water and latrine block will have on the lives of the children is immense, seeing the situation they were previously faced with, and their happiness was clearly evident in the singing and dancing with which we were greeted. The children also performed a hygiene play to show what they have learnt from the educational side of the project.

(Above) School Health Club Committee leaders, St Mark Kakelenge Primary School, Uganda

St Mark Kakelenge Primary School, Uganda

Corinthia supported a project with Just a Drop at St Mark Kakelenge Primary School in Uganda in 2016. The lives of 396 children at the school have been transformed through the provision of a large rainwater harvesting tank, gender-sensitive pit latrines and hygiene and sanitation training. 

Children are now healthier, happier and spend more time in school, as they are no longer missing lessons through illness, or having to fetch water. Instead these children will receive a better education, and can look forward to brighter futures. 

The provision of safe water and sanitation at St Mark Kakelenge Primary is already having a profound and tangible impact on these children’s lives, and will continue to transform the lives of the many hundreds of children who will attend the school in future years.

          

      

Above, (top left - bottom right): St Mark Kakelenge School Health Club members during their training; pupils participating in the clearing of the site after the construction of the 16 stance pit latrines; the completed latrines; happy pupils excited to use the newly established handwashing station; the school's 30,000 litre rainwater harvesting tank.