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H2O for Life: Water Crisis

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April 16

Water Wings a Hit!

On Saturday we met our project goal/pledge of $3,300 via our partnership w/ H2O for Life and will be able to continue bringing clean water to these kids (our friends) the children of St. Luke’s Primary School in The Nembe Kingdom, Bayelsa State, Nigeria! Our commitment will cover the following: Each classroom will receive filters for clean drinking water. Currently the school has toilets that are non-operational and will be rebuilt. This will include separate toilets for boys, girls, and teachers. Students and the community will receive hygiene education training focusing on the need to wash hands, use soap and keep facilities clean. Private Menstrual changing facilities will also be provided (so girls can return to school). As part of the implementation, student hygiene committees will be formed to keep facilities clean, and community committees will be formed for ongoing maintenance. CONGRATS St. Luke’s, HCS & our Ubuntu kids! GREAT WORK!

-Submitted by Hoboken Charter School, NJ

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Projects in Need

H2O for Life has many projects available all around the world, but here are 3 that are most in need right now. VIEW MORE
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Kapululuka Primary School

Malawi 806 beneficiaries

Kapululuka Primary School is in a rural area outside of Lilongwe, Malawi and currently has NO clean water source. The school has an enrollment of 799 students and only 7 teachers. Surrounding the school is an estimated population of 3,995 people.

$3,216 needed (57%)
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EORM Padre Gregorio Schaffer (Phase 1)

Guatemala 440 beneficiaries

The Aldea Agua Escondida community is located on Lake Atitlan in the Western Highland region of Guatemala. In this area 81% of people live in poverty and 40% live in extreme poverty, some of the highest rates in the country. Schools in this rural region are underfunded and often forgotten, and EORM Padre Gregorio Schaffer is no exception. It is located on the less touristy side of the lake, and therefore has not attracted the attention of many donors to improve the school infrastructure. In the past, the community and parents have come together to make small repairs. 

$5,231 needed (87%)
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Kilimani Primary School

Tanzania 831 beneficiaries

Project Proposal: 8 Hydraid® Filters.  Tanzania is the home of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru, the Ngorongoro Crater and the great migration of wildebeest, zebra, 2 million strong, make a great circuit across the Serengeti National Park to the greener pastures of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya during July through October.  The schools (e.g. Bethlehem Primary Schools - 150 students and 11 teachers, Kilimani Primary school - 831 students and 21 teachers and Muungano Secondary School - 539 students and 68 teachers) are in the remote villages nestled between Mt. Meru and Mt. Kilimanjaro, where on a clear day you can see the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro from the schools. Mt. Meru is visible most days, once the clouds have lifted. 

$2,288 needed (100%)