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Clean water means education for kids

Updated: Apr 25, 2018

Access to clean water restores health for families and reduces the amount of time that children, who often help with chores at home, spend walking and waiting to collect water each day. Clean water gives kids a chance to attend school and build a better future.

31% of schools lack access to safe water and adequate sanitation globally (

Education is the force that is needed for kids to thrive in school. Unsafe water accounts for 4% of all deaths 5% of health loss (The World Health Report, 2000).

“Millions of children in the developing world go to schools which have no drinking water or clean latrines (unicef, 2018).

The Impact of Water and Education

Unsafe water, inadequate sanitation and lack of hygiene not only affect the health, safety, and quality of life of children. They also claim the lives of an estimated 1.5 million children under the age of five who die each year from diarrhea. Global Water Promise wants to keeps save kids lives and kids in school. We know that lost education means lost opportunity. Providing better water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in schools reduces hygiene-related diseases and can help reduce the number deaths and increase the number of school attendance days.

Providing WASH in schools is critical to kids having a chance to become what the dream of.0

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