Photos of the Piped System Tap Stand in Badahinso UP School

People Served


Thanks To

mycharity: water


March 2016

Solution Type

Piped System Tap Stand

Local Partner

Gram Vikas

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 point, but also latrines, hygiene training and a hand washing 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.

These students did not have a clean, private place to use the bathroom, which is essential for preventing diseases and keeping kids in school. The government has pitched in and provided students here with improved sanitation (toilets), which can reduce diarrheal deaths by as much as 32%. Plus these students are able to learn about the importance of proper hygiene, which can greatly improve their overall health.

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.