Do Something Amazing with your School
...or sports club, after school club, Brownie or Scout group. All it takes is an idea, and as much time as you want to dedicate, and you can help change lives! Read how fundraisers helped change the lives of the children at Liliachi School....
When we first visited Liliachi School the 889 pupils were collecting their water from this well. The water was dirty and made them ill - almost a quarter of the pupils were absent every month. The well often dried up, so the children would have to walk for miles to collect water. Time we think would be better spent learning...
Our local teams taught the pupils and teachers about good hygiene, the importance of washing hands and keeping the school clean - all the ways waterborne disease can spread. They also learnt how to build simple sanitation devices like tippy-taps.
We then installed a solar powered pump (our first ever!) so the pupils no longer have to leave class in search of water and with private, permanent toilets they're more likely to attend school as they don't have to go to the loo in the bush. With taps to wash their hands and their new hygiene knowledge they are healthier and can concentrate in class and cases of school absenteeism have dropped 58%!
Learn and Transform Lives
Every child deserves the chance to get a decent education, no matter where they live. Liliachi is just one school - with hundreds of pupils - who are now benefiting from our support, and there are so many more we plan to work with.
With you on board we can help more pupils in rural Zambia and Mozambique get safe drinking water and sanitation at school so they can live healthier lives, concentrate in class and fulfil their potential!
Have a look at the resources below and get the good ideas flowing. Get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like one of the VW team to give a talk or run a session with your school and club.
Dates for your diary: Plan something great!
22nd March – World Water Day
15th October – Global Handwashing Day
19th November – World Toilet Day