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Guya High School

Completed: July 2011 [?]

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Ethiopia
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Ethiopia

People Served
people served [?]

1099

Shallow Borehole
project type [?]

Drilled Well

  • Sponsor: scott harrison [?]
  • GPS: 13.618611, 38.810001 [?]
  • Project Cost: $7,326.00 [?]
  • Local Partner: A Glimmer of Hope [?]
  • Project ID: ET.GOH.Q4.09.048.198[?]
  • Field Notes:

    charity: water projects at schools like this one use clean water as a catalyst to improve the overall health of kids and the surrounding community. That means each school project includes a water source, but also hygiene training, a handwashing station and toilets for the students.

    Girls in developing countries miss up to a week of class each month, or even drop out of school, when they hit puberty because they don’t have a private place to use the bathroom or wash at school. charity: water invests in separate latrines for girls and boys to ensure privacy and maintain dignity for students. Improved sanitation (toilets) alone can reduce the likelihood of waterborne diseases by 32%. And private latrines built at schools not only improve health; they have been shown to increase attendance, especially among girls (World Health Organization). Read why latrines are so important to Khadija from Bangladesh here.


    Note: You might be wondering why we put a photo of a door in your report. We include it because this village is serious about maintaining their project and keeping it clean. They built a fence and a door on their own accord, to keep animals out and to show ownership of their new water source.

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