Water and Rural Development
This past year we launched our new Water and Rural Development Project in an Adventist boarding school in Southern Bangladesh, about 115 km away from the capital city. This project was created after the success of our previous Water and Rural Development program in another school.
This project will lead to better health outcomes and brighter futures for children in the school and the surrounding community. This will be especially crucial as the feasibility survey indicated that children in the area frequently suffer from waterborne diseases.
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The school’s existing water source is from a well about 900 feet deep. The water quality is poor – high in saline, iron, and other contaminations. Children have been suffering from skin-related diseases as a result.
This project will ensure access to safe non-potable water and sanitation services on the school campus for 700 children, 45 staff, and their families. The project will also include a new filtration system so children can access safe drinking water.
So far, project staff have installed a new pipeline and pump which is currently set to run water for two hours every day.