From StumbleUpon's employees and users, with love, Daily Grind and Austin High School - Austin, Minnesota
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 not only a clean water source, but hygiene promotion and toilets for students, too. 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: 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 and a door 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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The water technologies we fund depend on the region's water availability, culture and economic conditions. Our partners survey each site and meet with the communities to determine the best solution. This community received a hand-dug well because the region has a high water table, therefore water can be reached by hand-digging. The community usually contributes time and labor, sometimes digging up to 50 feet by hand under the supervision of skilled masons to reach water. Hand-dug wells usually take up to three months to complete.
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