As 2023 is well on its way there is excitement in the air. Whether in the city or in small communities and villages in rural areas of Vietnam, it is season of yummy food, family, friends and lots of festivities. It is the Lunar New Year. In Vietnam it is the year of Cat. It is MEDRIX’s understanding that the cat symbolized patience, thinking ahead and starting to do something with perseverance to complete the task.
MEDRIX is determined to assist in the support of health education resources for pre-school and kindergarten teachers who serve their communities in distant locations in rural areas. Safe water is a significant part of this task.
Many children only have safe water available at the school, as their homes have no means to provide such life sustaining necessity without the task of and boiling the water they carry from the streams, rivers or a pipe that protrudes from the ground in a central area of the village. Often in the home locations there is no drinking water that is safe. Thus, it is very important for the schools to provide such water for the children. Each child has a glass of their own marked with a symbol to identify their very own cup.
Fresh safe water flows from the water filtration systems that MEDRIX has provided. Teachers learn new techniques and prevention methods about current health risks that may affect their rural areas including the children and their families. Dengue Fever, Malaria, Covid and it’s variants, flu, and other health risk concerns are addressed in the teacher’s continuing education updates. Safe water is one of the keys to a healthy, happy community. You too can assist MEDRIX and community health providers by supporting MEDRIX’s Safe Water Projects. Be a Cat this year and helping continue the task of providing safe water and continuing education for rural communities in Vietnam.
Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink! Isn’t this what we have been seeing and hearing on the global news? The story continues to be true in Vietnam also. Global changes in weather are huge challenges. This is also true in rural Vietnam. The children in pre-school and kindergarten in rural districts have additional challenges. These challenges range from limited access to running water coming from rivers and streams and natural springs. It also is challengin for the teachers to boil enough water for the children to drink on a daily basis.
MEDRIX continues to assist by not only providing water filtration units, but also by supporting continuing education for teachers in rural areas.
Many times, the preschool or kindergarten teacher also provides counsel to the parents and the community about health-related issues. They provide routine advice on everything from personal cleanliness including latrine sanitation and handwashing.
MEDRIX is working with both the local and rural centers to help in the water crisis by providing safe water filters and continued education. Education for both children and their caregivers is important!
Join us today in supplying rural communities with water safe water for drinking and continued education for safer community wellness!
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A team of health educators from MEDRIX will be working this season in Vietnam with partners there. This is the first time since the pandemic were in-person collaboration will again be possible! Children are back in school and teachers are back to teaching! We're excited! Give today for a healthier and safer water environment for our Vietnamese children!
Here we are, another summer. Summer is a wonderful season; flowers, birds, young voices playing and chattering in the playgrounds. Yet, it is sometimes summer is a weary time if the person who does not have accessible, good, safe, refreshing water for drinking.
The challenges of available safe, clean water for drinking have increased. Have you been thirsty yet this season, this summer, this day of the beginning of summer? I have too. Safe water is the answer.
SAFE W-A-T-E-R – ah how sweet and wonderful is safe water. Safe water is free from microbes or chemicals that are harmful to our bodies. Safe water is safe for children, for adults and for even animals. Whereas clean water may look safe but may not be safe. Clean water is what we wash our clothing in or put on our gardens and feed our chickens or livestock.
Can clean water be made into safe water? Yes, specially made filters are used to filter water of the ever so small harmful microbes. Many of us have the privilege of having ‘safe water from the tap’ because we live where safe water is provided by our community’s filtration systems. However, safe water is not always available in many cities, towns, villages or for those who live in overcrowded areas or very rural areas.
Does it sound like the whole world needs safe water? It does! And MEDRIX continues to provide safe water filter systems to rural pre-schools and kindergartens in rural villages in Vietnam. Are you thirsty yet? You can be a solution to kids who are thirsty. Donations are easy. Click the ‘Donate now’ button and you too can be a hero for safe drinking water. Be a partner in providing safe water to the children! Donate today and give life safe water to children in rural Vietnam who are less privileged!
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