The project will install water filtration plants in 2 schools and provide safe drinking water to 821 children of rural area in Sindh. Lack of appropriate infrastructure has led to contamination of water reservoirs and local water supplies.The importance of providing safe drinking water to the children cannot be less emphasized. Also aims to address a secondary, but important goal of supporting the cause of education at the schools by limiting the incidence of waterborne diseases among students.
Lack of safe drinking water facilities in schools is one of the contributing factors for low enrollment and high drop out of children from schools. Recent survey data shows that 85% of schools are lacking the WASH facilities, while the 60% of all diseases are attributable to unsafe drinking water. The major diseases include diarrhea, typhoid, hepatitis-A&E, trachoma and intestinal worms. Diarrhea is responsible for 11 per cent of under-five deaths in the area.
The Indus Welfare Association committed to addressing the problem of a contaminated water supply in the schools through the installation of water filtration plants, supporting health and education. Although it may be difficult to make tangible improvements in this area, access to safe drinking water can only provide a positive social return to teachers and students located in the proximity of target schools.
Decrease in the number of water borne diseases. Children health is being improved and the ratio of the sick is decreased. Access to safe drinking water for all students in the 2 schools. Increased enrollment of school. 821 direct beneficiaries