Clean Water and Sanitation
Children in primary school are particularly vulnerable to a lack of water. Their young age makes them more vulnerable to water-borne illnesses such as malaria, cholera, diarrhoea and intestinal worms. Also, they are often tasked with fetching water for the family- a responsibility which often takes priority over their education, especially for girls.
African countries like Ethiopia face significant water challenges due to its remoteness, prone to drought and lack of resources. Most schools are without appropriate facilities causing a number of challenges: high levels of water-borne illness, poor attendance, low classroom participation, high drop-out rates, and difficulties in retaining teachers. Bringing clean water and improved hygiene facilities to schools address these issues and give students a chance for a healthy bright future!
What is Rainwater Harvesting?
When you support the clean water and improved hygiene project, you’ll make a real difference. We know that student illnesses decline and attendance and grades especially among girls go up. We’ve also learned that we can use the brown water to nourish school gardens which provide nutritious fruits and vegetables for student lunches and further improves student health.
Emerson Parent Volunteers
Emerson Elementary School
River East Transcona Administraive Council