CARE Bangladesh is implementing a Water and Sanitation project for the urban poor as part of a larger program in to improve water and sanitation services in Mirpur, an area of Dhaka. This program directly improves access to sanitation, better hygiene, and safe water services on a sustainable basis for 1000 households in two slums in Mirpur.
Last December, CARE Bangladesh hosted a video crew from ABC News for a holiday special on “giving back.” One of the projects featured focused on the water/sanitation project in the Kalshi Balur Math Slum. Producers interviewed one female community participant named Parvin, a 35 year old woman who lost her 3-year-old son due to diarrhea. The story on Parvin aired December 17th. ABC News producers wanted their viewership to have an opportunity to make a difference, and thus the Global Giving opportunity to raise funds began. Through the support of ABC News viewers, long-term solutions for clean water and sanitation are possible in Kalshi Balur Math.
The Kalshi project primarily emphasizes installation of water points and hygienic latrines along with hygiene promotional awareness sessions.
During this first quarter, December 2010-March 2011, CARE Bangladesh has completed the following activities.
Group Session with Child and Adolescent Group on World Water Day: On World Water Day 2011, CARE Bangladesh arranged an event focusing on the importance of safe water and healthy hygiene habits.
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