Recycle Team: Serrano Intermediate

Serrano students collect plastic water bottles to change lives in Uganda!

Filling a recycle trailer four times raises enough money to fund a water well in Uganda.  Over the past 8 years, Serrano students along with some local businesses who have made donations, have helped install 6 water wells in Uganda, with each well serving between 500 – 1500 people.

The Ugandan people have been given new life with each well installed as they no longer have to walk for miles to reach water- dirty or clean.
The  clean water is helping adults and children get healthy by decreasing the amount of typhoid and dysentery issues they suffer, and allowing them an opportunity to plant crops and farm. The students of Serrano are truly making a difference in the lives of Ugandan people, all from recycling our waste.

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. – Mother Teresa

Photo Gallery:


  • Deep Well: Completed 08.15.2009

    Anywali Villiage, Lira District
    Well in! Thank you to our friends in the Lake Forest Community including students from Serrano Intermediate School, El Toro High School and Lake Forest Elementary for your recycle efforts during the 2008/2009 school year!

  • Deep Well: Completed 07.30.2010

    Kamirampango & Nakasongola
    Deep well in! Thank you Mundell-Noel Family, El Toro High School and Serrano Intermediate Recycle Project 2009-2010 School Year.

  • Deep Well: Completed 04.21.2012

    Teyeo, Lira District
    Thank you Recycle Team! Serrano Intermediate and CC&R Recycle.

  • Deep Well: Completed 10.25.2014

    Aluka Village, Apac District, Uganda

    Thank you Serrano Intermediate Students, Staff and CR&R.  Commitment to recycling their water bottles for clean water.

  • Deep Well: Completed 05.14.2017

    Well installed for Kisanga Village in Kaliro, Uganda

  • Deep Well: Completed 05.05.2020

    6th well  funded by Serrano Intermediate School!

    Funding sent on 5/5/20 for installation of a deep bore hole in the village of Bugwanya in the district of Wakiso in Uganda.

    This will serve a church and future Bible School

    Well Complete!

  • Well In Progress Completed 07.13.2023

    7/23  Deep well in progress