Uganda Launch Party

by fontes on 22/01/2010 No comments

On the 22nd of January, Fontes Foundation Uganda was officially launched through a cocktail event at Protea Hotel, Kampala. About 80 guests attended the party, from a number of organizations and government institutions. Speeches were held by Andreas G. Koestler, the founder of the organisation, Swalleh Kabuye (LC3 Chairman of Katunguru Sub-county), Oscar Kasya, on behalf of Josephine Kasya (LC5 Kanungu District), Eng. Kavutse, acting Director of DWD, on behalf of Hon. Maria Mutagamba, Minister of Water and Environment and Sissel Idland, on behalf of Bjørg Leite, Norwegian Ambassador to Uganda. The party was a great success, with media coverage in the two major national newspapers and two local TV channels. A significant amount was collected in pledges, and funding possibilities are being followed up with a number of corporate such as telecom companies and oil companies in Uganda.

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Water Resources Mapping and Hydrogeological Survey in Quissanga

by fontes on 01/01/2010 No comments

In January 2010, a detailed survey was carried out in Quissanga by the two hydro geologists Andread G. Koestler and Joseph Allen. The objective of the survey was to better understand the island-aquifer currently supplying the locality of Quissanga, with over 5000 people. Availability of sustainable fresh water sources in the coastal areas of northern Mozambique is extremely limited, and this island-aquifer periodically surrounded by sea water is the only source within more than 18kms from the district centre, a small town experiencing rapid growth. Increased quantities of water would drastically improve the prospective economic development in Quissanga, especially fish conservation and ice-production. A second objective of the study was to design a technology that will be able to extract the fresh water lying on top of the salt water aquifer, such as large-diameter shallow wells with horizontal collection pipes.

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Start of Second Implementation Phase in Quissanga

by fontes on 20/11/2009 No comments

In November 2009 the second implementation phase started in Quissanga, where Fontes Foundation installed a water supply scheme funded by the Norwegian oil company Statoil in early 2009. The second implementation phase will first include the construction of four permanent public tap stands, and later the rehabilitation of the colonial water tower that will make it possible to distribute water to the administrative buildings and the population located around them. The construction of all structures is done by a group of artisans from Quissanga district, who registered in a group called “Association of the United Brothers of Quissanga” (Associação Irmãos Unidos de Quissanga), supervised by Fontes Foundation local staff and local government officials.

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Water Delivered in Quissanga, Mozambique

by fontes on 01/01/2009 No comments

In January 2009 the first phase of the implementation in Quissanga was finished. Two wells were rehabilitated, more than 4,5 km of pipes were laid into the ground, two 20’000 liter reservoirs were erected, and two tap stands were put up. The water is pumped from the wells to the reservoirs, and from there distributed to the tap stations by gravity.
Download a short video (5 minutes) about the implementation here, or watch it using YouTube below:

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Contract Signed with Statoil Hydro

by fontes on 01/08/2008 No comments

In August 2008, Fontes Foundaiton signed a contract with Statoil Hydro, a major Norwegian oil company, to implement a corporate social responsibility (CSR) project in northern Mozambique. Statoil Hydro is carrying out seismic tests in the sea outside the coast of Pemba, Cabo Delgado Province. Fontes Foundation has been asked to improve the water supply in the village of Quissanga, where most of the population are fishermen. It is the first time for Fontes Foundation to work in Mozambique, although several staff has experience from this country.

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