This week the Bulindi Chimpanzee & Community Project (BCCP) invited residents to celebrate the opening - and official handing over to the communities - of 3 new village wells! These wells not only bring safe water to 100s of local households within the range of the Wagaisa chimpanzees, they reduce confrontational interactions between the chimps and people collecting water from forest streams.
We were joined by special guests - the amazing folks at BridgIt Water Foundation, Walk For Water 100, and Dennis Langley Foundation who sponsored the wells!
Thank you to them and everyone who has helped make our Water Project happen!
Over the next few months BCCP aims to help bring clean water to more communities in Hoima sharing habitats with chimps. Watch this space ... #conservation #greatapes #waterforwildlife
BCCP Project Manager Moses Ssemahunge talking at the launch for the 3 new village wells. On the left is Richard from Walk For Water 100, Wendy Langley from Denis Langley Foundation and Wendy Tisdell from BridgIt Water Foundation who sponsored the wells. Wearing the green BCCP tops is Wagaisa Chimpanzee Monitor Kiiza Vicent and BCCP founding director Matt McLennan.
Richard from Walk For Water 100 and residents at the Bulewa well. Richard raised funds for 2 wells through what has to be one of the most amazing charity walks of all time (5,000 Km!!!!)
BCCP's founding director Matt McLennan talking at the launch of the new wells.
Residents of Bulemwa village (one of the villages to receive a new well) and other guests at the launch.