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Water:
A Force for Good

December 20, 2019

As Oscar Mejia breathes in the fresh mountain air and sips his coffee, he looks around the school that’s nestled in the verdant landscape. Oscar comes from a long line of educators and has taught children in the El Lanillal community in San Antonio de Cortes, Honduras for over 18 years. He is truly committed to helping children reach their full potential, so he’s glad his school and his community look and feel different than they did a couple years back.

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The Little Ministers
of Hygiene

December 18, 2019

Pride comes in small packages. Priyanka Maiti, grade 4, is the “Food Minister” at her school. She is one of five students that make up the Child Cabinet – a group of 3rd and 4th grade students including Surat, the Prime Minister, Suparna, the Education and Environment Minister, Manju, the Health Minister, and Atanu, the Sports Minister. They attend the Debichak Free Primary School in Patharpratima, West Bengal, one of Water For People’s Everyone Forever districts in India.

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A Bold Leader
Can Change
Everything

December 16, 2019

At first glance, petite Santana might not look strong and outspoken, but she is. She might not look like a skilled technician who can repair her local water system, but she can. Despite her small stature, her neighbors would probably use the word “bold’ to describe her.

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Water
Gives
Education

October 3, 2019

When communities don’t have access to water, children have to spend hours every day fetching water. In many cases this causes them to miss school and miss out on an education that could enable them to have a better future.

This is not the case for the kids in Kisaro Sector in rural Rwanda.

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On your period?
No problem.

August 17, 2019

Ten girls are keeping hundreds of girls in school in India.

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Small but Mighty

August 16, 2019

The story of one determined teacher who has changed the future of water for an entire community.

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A Triple Force
for Hygiene

August 14, 2019

Angel, Elizabeth, and Sylvia are a triple force for hygiene promotion at their school in Blantyre, Malawi. The girls are triplets, and they’re all in the school sanitation club. “Water is important because it helps us keep our bodies healthy,”

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Sanitation Clubs:
Making Back to School Better

August 13, 2019

“Okay, let me give you an example of why water and sanitation in schools are important.” David’s excitement is palpable. He’s a member of the Chilomoni Primary School’s Sanitation Club in Blantyre, Malawi.

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kindergarten students in Honduras

The Smallest Students
Make Big Changes

August 8, 2019

The kindergarten in the picturesque town of Nueva Granada, Honduras has reliable water and sanitation services. It wasn’t always this way at the school, shares Dora Ramos, the school’s director.

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Making Hygiene Fun

August 5, 2019

The community of Pachoj in Guatemala is 15 miles from the nearest town and challenging to get to – in the rainy season the trek to this tiny town can include more than a mile of walking along muddy roads that often become unpassable for cars. Because access to the town is so difficult, Pachoj lacks basic services like drinking water, sanitation, and electricity.

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