Wells of Life and Buganda Kingdom Forge Partnership to Provide Clean Water to Rural Uganda
Water Well Celebrates Engagement of Model Keleigh Sperry to Actor Miles Teller
— The Honorable Charles Peter Mayiga
A meeting with The Honorable Charles Peter Mayiga, Prime Minister (Katikiro) of the Buganda Kingdom, solidified an ongoing arrangement with Wells of Life to provide water wells for villagers in the Kingdom of Buganda, the largest traditional kingdom in present day Uganda.
During the trip, Wells of Life advisory board member and businessman Rand Sperry arranged for a surprise wedding engagement gift for his daughter, model Keleigh Sperry to actor Miles Teller (Fantastic Four, War Dogs, Bleed for This). Over 400 children and parents gathered at a primary school to celebrate the presentation of the well by performing a play and a special song written for Keleigh.
Here's Keleigh's journey to Uganda last spring https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPH3RHu4cl8.
Other developments from the trip included the Prime Minister’s acceptance as an advisory board member of the Wells of Life board of directors. Upon the appointment he said, “We welcome the timely intervention to combat many health challenges in Uganda resulting from a shortage of clean water.”
To date, Wells of Life has funded and drilled 376 water wells. The focus for the last two years was in the Mubende and Mitiyana districts of Uganda. Each well provides clean water to 1000 villagers for up to 25 years and organizers aim to fund 1,000 water wells over a ten year period.
Wells of Life founder and executive director Nick Jordan and Keleigh Sperry gave emotional testimonies during the meeting with the Prime Minister while Sperry also agreed to become a Wells of Life Ambassador.
Wells of Life is based on the premise that water is a basic human right and clean water saves lives. Water wells also relieve the tremendous daily burden on women and girls to collect water.
The meeting also solidified the purchase of land for a Wells of Life Training and Visitor Center. Coordinated by Wells of Life Advisory Board Member Fr. Max Ssekiwala, as non-residents cannot purchase land in Uganda, the arrangement includes a 99-year lease with Wells of Life deemed beneficiary of the two-acre site.
For more information about Wells of Life, visit www.wellsoflife.org.
About Wells of Life
Founded in 2008, the mission of Wells of Life is based on the belief water is a basic human right and should be available to all people regardless of where they live. Through collaborations with schools, churches and businesses, Wells of Life aims to fund the drilling of 1,000 water wells over a ten-year period serving one million villagers in Uganda. The provision of clean water is viewed as the catalyst to free communities from poverty and progress to sustainable and healthy living.
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