Ice Marathon - Lizzie Chapman and Errol Damelin
charity: water projects at schools like this one use clean water as a catalyst to improve the overall health of kids and the surrounding community. That means this school project includes not just a water source, but also latrines, hygiene training and a handwashing station.
Students used to walk up to two hours to collect water for school. The water was not safe to drink and often made them sick. Thanks to your help, the students now have access to water right at their school! And most importantly, the water is also safe enough to drink.
charity: water school projects usually cost more than the average water project because they include toilets for students in addition to a clean water source. These students did not have a clean, private place to use the bathroom, which is essential for preventing diseases and keeping kids in school. Your money has provided 100% of students here with improved sanitation (toilets).
Our local partner educated all students on proper hygiene practices and formed student sanitation and hygiene clubs, who will continue to spread understanding of good practices in school and their community. With your help, schools now have handwashing stations so students can apply what they’ve learned.
Girls in developing countries miss up to a week of class each month, or even drop out of school, when they hit puberty because they don't have a private place to use the bathroom or wash during their school day. charity: water invests in separate latrines for girls and boys to ensure privacy and maintain dignity for students. Want a real example? See how toilets at school helped change 11-year-old Khadija's life in rural Bangladesh here.
Note: We wanted to show you that this community is serious about keeping their project safe, clean and functioning for years to come. They built a fence on their own initiative, to prevent animals from contaminating the area and to show ownership of their new water source.See how we tied your Dollars to Projects
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