CAU: COVE Alliance Uganda 11:00-12:20 TR

To learn a little more about COVE, see the video that U of I students made for their indiegogo campaign:

Contact Information

Frank Ruder

P.O. Box 1051

Libertyville, IL 60048

Organization Mission

Cove Alliance is a 501(c)3 charitable organization serving the orphaned and disadvantaged children of Uganda. Our mission is to provide social services such as shelter, food, healthcare, and education in an atmosphere that fosters acceptance, love, and shared responsibilities. Healthcare, education and vocational training will focus on breaking the cycle of poverty and preparing the children to sustain themselves and their families in the future.


Insufficient funding available for projects continues to inhibit our ability to expand our educational facilities for the completion of the primary school complex and the development of the vocational school campus. Lack of technical knowledge of employees available in Uganda complicates maintenance of the existing infrastructure. Water is a precious resource which will require additional development for collection and distribution.

Current Projects

  • a proof of concept for concrete biosand water filters including building a prototype, developing construction plans, preparation of a business model for filters becoming an income-generating activity
  • development of a plan to solve the drainage, erosion, water collection issues on the campus
  • analysis and plan of action for addressing the maintenance issues with the existing building within the complex
  • refinement of ideas for increasing the funding for COVE

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