The lack of clean water for drinking and hand-washing is a major cause of illness, especially parasitic nutrition disorders for children in tropical areas of the world. It is also a major cause of children to be absent from school and to perform poorly due to fever and poor concentration. The United Nations rates Sulu Province, Philippines near the bottom of global human development surveys. This program improves public health and educations needed for social-economic development.
Sulu province, Philippines is rated by the United Nations at the bottom of all global human development surveys, on a par with the poorest African countries. In many communities children miss school or perform poorly because of illness from unclean water or no water for hygiene. Sahaya Elementary has 200 pupils and no wells or water pipes. We will purchase cost effective 500 gallon plastic water tanks and rubber pipes and community volunteers will do construction at the school.
Water tanks, rubber tubes and water purification tools will enhance the learning abilities of children at Sahaya Elementary by providing potable water for hand washing and drinking. Also irrigation for vegetable gardens to enhance daily school lunches of nutritious school-cooked meals, often chicken and vegetable soup and boiled rice, by mothers of students who volunteer. During the current school year, student performance and health has improved in schools through this holistic program.
The long-term positive impact of this program empowers impoverished communities improve education via public health and teaches livelihood skills such as gardening and carpentry to children from parents and teachers. Our social media networks facilitate transparent communication and inspire communities who feel alone and abandoned. Starting in schools, positive interaction and equal treatment of various cultural groups by AAI facilitates mutual respect and peaceful cooperation.