Do something amazing with your school
Project 1000 is a great way to teach your school, class, sports club, Brownie or Scout group about the importance of safe water and sanitation.
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!) pupils no longer have to leave class in search of water and cases of school absenteeism have already dropped 58% - but there's still work to do. These are the girls' toilets at Liliachi, there are 11 in total between 889 pupils. This year we want to build permanent facilities for the school and we need your help...
Learn and transform lives
We think it's really important for the next generation to understand the importance of safe water and how children in the developing world live.
Project: 1000 is designed to be an educational fundraising activity. A great opportunity to introduce KS2 students to the water and sanitation issues affecting developing countries and learn about renewable energy, all whilst making a real difference to children in Zambia. There's a handwashing handbook you can work into your lessons or work through with your group...
There's also sponsorship forms, a certificate and poster - or get the kids to design their own!
With your class on board we can help the pupils of Liliachi School be healthier with a better education and future to look forward to. We'd be delighted to give a talk or run a session for your school or club. Get in touch with Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01742 241563
Dates for your diary
15th Oct. Global Handwashing Day
19th Nov. World Toilet Day