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 survey. This program improves public health and educations needed for social-economic development.
In many communities, children miss school or perform poorly because of illness from unclean water or no water for hygiene. We provide water tanks, hand wash facilities, and rubber piping. Community volunteers give their time and labor to construct the facility at the school.
Water tanks, rubber tubing, and water purification tools will prevent diseases and enhance the learning abilities of children by providing clean water for handwashing 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 have improved in schools through this holistic program.
The long-term positive impact of this program empowers impoverished communities to 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.