Chakrajapur Government Primary

Published April 2014

397

People Served

Water Point & Sanitation

Recognition Text

charity: water

Project Cost

$4,598.86

Local Partner

Concern Worldwide U.S.

Field Notes

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 hygiene promotion and 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 students here with improved sanitation (toilets), which can reduce diarrheal deaths by as much as 32%. You've also helped build handwashing stations here so students can practice safe hygiene every day.

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: Our field teams were able to take a photo of your project while it was under construction. We've included that photo in your set so that you can see part of the construction process!

See how we tied your Dollars to Projects