South Korean Companies, Jerrybag and tAB through Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) have pledged to continue supporting Uganda towards the country’s transformation through knowledge sharing and cooperation.
The pledge was made in May as the two countries celebrated 60 years of cooperation. During the celebrations, Korean company Jerrybag pledged to donate Jerrycan bags that more than 1,000 children can use in some less privileged backgrounds in Uganda to carry water and therefore ease the burden they endure from routine exercise.
In addition, during the event, 500 UV Water Sterilizers (LADIS) made by tAB were donated to health centres and rural communities in Uganda.
LADIS is meant to help provide clean and safe water to patients at health facilities as well as rural communities in an attempt to minimize the risks of waterborne diseases.
tAB is a social venture startup that hopes for a clean, disease-free tomorrow for everyone. The main aim of the Portable UV Water Sterilizer is to promote equal rights for safe drinking water and support clean water and hygiene. 200 UV Water Sterilizers were donated to Kakiri Health Center III and were accepted by the Kakiri Sub-County Chair Mr Tebandeke John Bosco and Kakiri Doctor In-Charge Dr Juliet Nassuna.
According to Dr Nassuna, diarrhoea remains a significant concern, especially among children who are easily affected by drinking dirty water.
“Therefore, having these portable UV Water Sterilizers will significantly support in reducing the number of cases related to dirty drinking water,” she said.
The remaining 300 UV Water Sterilizers were donated to Africa Future Fellowship, an NGO and were accepted by Country Director, Lee Jung Woong. Through these donations, tAB hopes that the risks of waterborne diseases will be minimized and access to clean and safe water will benefit the entire community.