Message from the CEO
I returned from a brief trip to Uganda in August where I got to witness the beginning of Nkomero, ACTS’ next project. I witnessed hundreds of local volunteers come out to participate in the work of bringing clean water to this community of 4,500.
I saw mothers carrying bricks on their heads and babies on their backs, helping however they could, knowing that it means a brighter future for their kids. I saw men working in the mud, smashing rocks with pick axes and clearing away brush to make space for the foundation of their new reservoir, knowing that water has the potential to lift their entire village out of poverty.
The ambition, sacrifice and participation blew me away. I thought about how many Canadians have already joined in this story with similar resolve: ambitious hopes for a future with clean water for all, sacrificial giving to see this vision fulfilled, and active partnership with people on the other side of the world.
The road ahead for ACTS is an exciting one. We’ve just started a new monitoring and evaluation program to better understand the impact your gifts are having in Uganda. We’ve begun an active pursuit of partnerships to more effectively deliver water. And we’re looking to return to some of our past projects to update and maintain them so that clean water can continue to flow for a lifetime.
I am eager to connect with you to learn more about why you’ve joined with us. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org—I would love to hear from you.
Thank you for continuing to join with us as we bring clean water to thousands more Ugandans this year.