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.
Using the Hydraid® filters we help transfer knowledge and skills through training teachers and their students in the education of health, hygiene and sanitation practices in our schools in Tanzania. This “train the trainer” approach allows both teachers and students to understand why filtered water is important to their health, including hand washing and other critical hygiene safety initiatives and it helps to promote cultural and behavioral changes to ensure long-term use.
About the filters: Hydraid® filters use elegantly simple sand filtration to purify water. With proper use, they remove 99.999% of parasites, 90%-99.0% of bacteria, and 80%-99.9% of viruses.The filters are suitable anywhere, installation is easy, and there are no moving parts to repair or replace. In addition, no electricity or plumbing is required because the filtration units are gravity-fed. Once our filters are installed, safe drinking water begins to flow not for one week, not for one month, but for 10 years to come. In addition, the filters eliminate the need to burn unsustainably harvested wood to boil and purify the water, cuts greenhouse gas emissions and indoor pollution.
H2O for Life is not a WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) project implementer. We have partnerships with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) implementing WASH in Schools projects around the world. Our NGO partners match funds needed for each school project. We also have a generous donor that provides us with an interest-free loan that, along with matching funds, allows for many projects to be started or possibly even completed before total funds have been raised. In rare situations we reserve the right to reallocate funds to alternate project(s).
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