Children studying in Govt Schools in India (specially in rural parts) often do not access to clean drinking water. This is resulting in many School children often falling sick. Children are forced to drink water from unsafe sources such as hand pumps or directly from bore well pipes. The levels of contaminants are often high enough to cause adverse health effects such as nausea, skin rash, vomiting and dizziness.
The project has the objective of providing the option of safe drinking water to the children. We plan to identify 25 schools from rural parts of Karnataka, India, where this intervention is required and provide each school with a water purifier and storage tank with enough capacity to meet the requirement of the children in the school.
We plan to reach out to 25 schools. Taking an average strength of 300 children per school, we will providing clean drinking water to more than 7000 children- every year. As the water purifiers and storage tanks are long term installations, this project will potentially benefit thousands more children over the years.