Water changes life at school

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Your gifts help change lives in so many ways. One BGR project can completely transform a village or a school like Florence’s. She’s the headteacher of a school for children with disabilities, and it just received a water tank, gutters, food supplies for five months and leadership training. Here’s what she has to say:

“Before this project, I regularly sent the children to the hospital during the school term. This was mostly related to waterborne diseases caused by the consumption of unhealthy water. The health of the animals was also affected by the water the children carried from the stream.

The children also experienced stunted growth due to the lack of a balanced diet. The students’ school performance was affected by illness and long breaks to fetch water, and the institution was below general standards. The nutrition provided in five months was the best the children have ever had, and the provision of the water facilities has improved the health of the children and animals, along with the overall cleanliness of the school.  

With BGR’s encouragement, the board of management also attended a training on better project management and the parents attended a training on supporting the school. We are grateful for this project. It has greatly improved our quality of life.”    

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