Safe Drinking Water for 40 schools in Bolivia

 
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Summary

Teachers and students of 40 schools in Bolivia will be trained on how to obtain safe drinking water and improve hygiene conditions at school. Simple and affordable technologies like Solar Water Disinfection (SODIS) will be promoted.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Worldwide, every 15 seconds a child dies from diarrhea. Diarrhea is one of the biggest killers of children under 5, caused by poor hygiene conditions and lack of adequate water and sanitation conditions. Thousands of schools in Bolivia, like in many other low-income countries, lack basic infrastructure for drinking water and sanitation, making the precarious hygiene conditions even worse. These conditions not only affect the health of children but also their mental and physical development.

How will this project solve this problem?

Teachers and students of 40 schools in Tiquipaya (Bolivia) will be trained in simple, effective methods to improve water, sanitation and hygiene conditions at school. Previously tested and developed solutions like Solar Water Disinfection (SODIS) and hand washing with soap will be implemented at the schools. Hygiene education will be integrated into school curricula. Parents will be actively involved and students will be trained to implement the solutions at home as well.

Potential Long Term Impact

Lowering diarrhea contributes directly to improved mental and physical development of children. A reduction in diarrhea also means that fewer days of schools are lost to disease and medical expenses are reduced. Healthier settings at schools lead to increased school attendance, especially among young girls. Training children on simple methods to improve water and hygiene conditions will create a generation of citizens who understands health risks of their environment and is able to reduce them.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $44,020
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $980
Total Funding Goal: $45,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Organization

Project Leader

Matthias Saladin

Executive Co-Director
Cochabamba, Cochabamba Bolivia

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Map of Safe Drinking Water for 40 schools in Bolivia
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