New water tanks & pumps to provide clean drinking water for 310 poor, underprivileged ethnic minority children & teens protected at DEPDC who otherwise are at-risk of being sold into the sex industry.
The water tanks & pumps are old, broken & leaking which will contribute to unhealthy drinking water, unsanitary cooking conditions, bad hygienic habits & risks for infections for the children, teens & staff that now carry buckets of water everyday from an old, tin tank. This project will affect more than 310 underprivileged & marginalized ethnic minority children & teens presently living at Development Education Program, which works on the prevention side of trafficking through free education.
Install new tanks, pumps & piped water system. During rainy season small tanks will fill with clean rain water & pond drained/filled with ground water; both cost-saving methods of water conservation. Children learn about water conservation at DEPDC.
Clean, safe, available drinking water for 310 poor, impoverished hill tribe children will allow them more time in receiving classroom education, vocational activities, computer skills & even learning about drinking safe water & water conservation.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
Mae Sai, Chiang Rai - Thailand
Director of Mae Sai Projects