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WATER AND EDUCATION
Education in Uganda provides the greatest opportunity for children to break the cycle of poverty in their village. When most people think about helping schools, they might want to provide supplies, hire better teachers or increase funding. But actually, having access to safe, clean water in close proximity to schools would be the first need to address.
Even the best students have trouble concentrating and staying motivated when their bodies are suffering with stomach pain and diarrhea from drinking dirty water. Water borne diseases such as Typhoid, Bilharzia and Dysentery lead to illness, cognitive impairment and even death.
RISK FACTORS FOR GIRLS
Many times the girls are asked to fetch the water. These are typically young, school-aged girls carrying more than 80 kg (176 lbs.) of water from dirty sources over 4 miles away. This exposes girls to dangerous situations such as getting hurt, raped or kidnapped. Furthermore, when girls reach puberty they tend to drop out of school if there are no proper toilets available.
The First Drop is partnering with CMC Water in Uganda to dig bore holes (water wells) in the village of Kiboga. Providing clean, sustainable water supplies to within 1 km (1/2 mile) of a school costs $2500. Our goal is to dig 10 wells in 2021.
We'd love to have your support to help us reach our goal. The First Drop is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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The First Drop is an IRC 501(c)(3) charity.