Indigenous island chief reports in
Chief on a remote indigenous island says, " Our children are in school studying, not at home sick."
You made an old man happy! Thank you."
Principal Velkis Quiroz of Cristobal Island says: "up to 70% of our kids were out sick
from time to time. Now, it's less than 10%"
Principal Candice of Solate island says: " Our drop - out rate was high. Kids were out sick,
fell behind and dropped out. i expect all our kids to graduate this year."
We're now about half-way through the school year down here in the indigenous
areas of Paname, and the results are coming in.
We've been busy. Five tanks at five schools in five days is a torrid pace,.
but we're in a race against time, with children's health at stake.
Too many schools still rely on water from polluted streams &
contaminated "wells," which are just holes at the base of hills.
When it rains, pollutants flow into the wells.
Twenty-one schools are on our "must do soon " list. Over, 3,000
children in those schools need safe water.
We're an all-volunteer charity. No one receives a salary or compensation.
Thank you for helping indigenous children & schools.
Principal Velkis Quiroz (right)
Rain Catchment tank #100 goes in at remote school
School girl takes first drink from new tank.
School kids get the news - their new tank is in!
School kitchen closed 2 months reopens, cook says.