Giving children hope
We would like every girl and boy to have the opportunity to get an education. Many girls who are going through puberty avoid going to school because they often lack sanitary facilities – in other words, there are no private areas where these girls can enjoy some privacy. This situation can be improved by building a hygiene station and a well, which improves the children’s school attendance by between 20 and 30%.
We have planned four projects for 2017. These wells and hygiene facilities are due to be completed by mid-2018. This will enable us to provide around 2000 people with access to fresh water. By involving and educating schoolchildren about this, they will pass their knowledge on to their families, which will allow the wider community to benefit from the school projects. In other words, we will end up helping a far greater number of people.