Safe Drinking Water for 40 schools in Bolivia

 
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Jun 12, 2013

Update from the field

Girls discuss results from the water tests
Girls discuss results from the water tests

Dear supporters,

During our recent visit to the field, we confirmed what the locally based team members told us before: that the project is progressing well, and that the impact is ever more visible. Whereas the project in the first year focussed on teaching kids and educational staff the importance of safe drinking water and how to obtain it, this year we want to get these messages to the whole community. As a starting point, we trained kids how to measure the quality of the locally available water - seeing that they actually were drinking water of non-potable quality got many people interested in our project and started to kick-start activities.

Just to mention a few of the activities carried out in 2013:

  • 510 primary teachers were trained on water and hygiene (update from last year's trainings)
  • 119 secondary teachers received training on safe drinking water and improved hygiene
  • 39 Water Committees were formed
  • 62 Safe Water Stations were installed at classrooms

As you can see, we have been busy, and we are now starting the activities to involve the whole community...

On a different note, wewanted to let you know that June 12 is a Bonus Day. This means that all donations received that day will be topped up by another 50%. Starting at 9:00 am EDT, GlobalGiving will match donations of up to $1,000 made through www.globalgiving.org. For example, if you make a donation of $50, actually $75 will go to the project. So please take advantage of this great opportunity and make a donation to one of our projects - every donation makes a difference.

Best regards from the whole project team

Matthias Saladin

Girl at the "Safe Water Corner"
Girl at the "Safe Water Corner"
Washing hands before lunch: a healthy habit
Washing hands before lunch: a healthy habit

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Project Leader

Matthias Saladin

Executive Co-Director
Cochabamba, Cochabamba Bolivia

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Map of Safe Drinking Water for 40 schools in Bolivia