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.