Project #294 | Improving Health and Hygiene at Childcare Centres
Our Partnership with Pump Aid
In Malawi, 1 in 3 people do not have access to clean water. Lack of clean water negatively affects health, education and cognitive development, particularly for children under the age of 5. Across the country, Child-Based Care Centers (CBCCs) are an essential entry-point for providing early childhood education and access to water, sanitation and hygiene services. However, over 75% of CBCCs in Malawi have unsatisfactory facilities. Children must walk long distances for clean water, and tend to practice open defecation.
We’re partnering with Pump Aid to improved health and hygiene among young children at two child care centers in Malawi’s Dowa District. At each center, a water system, hand-washing station, and accessible latrine are being constructed. A kitchen garden is also being installed at each school so that students can eat more nutritious meals during their daily lunches. Through our partnership, 222 children will have clean water for drinking and hand-washing, and a variety of vegetables to enjoy with their school meals!
STUDENTS UNDER THE AGE OF 5 WILL HAVE IMPROVED HEALTH & HYGIENE
CHILDCARE CENTERS WILL HAVE CLEAN WATER, LATRINES & GARDENS
COMMUNITY MEMBERS WILL LEARN ABOUT HEALTH AND NUTRITION
Thank you for making this possible!
Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.
If you want to support future projects like this you can make a donation to the fund below.