The story of one determined teacher who has changed the future of water for an entire community.
Neatly cultivated fields cover the steep slopes of the Andes, lining the countless hairpin turns on a narrow road that bring you to the quiet mountain town of Asunción in Peru. Nestled at over 7,000 feet of elevation, the town’s 1,600 residents are accustomed to the slow pace of farming life in their corner of the mountains.
Step inside the town’s secondary school, though, and you feel the energy. Students in navy uniforms rush across the courtyard and along the plant-lined corridors on their way to their first classes of the day. In the science and environmental classroom, posters about water and taking care of the environment cover the walls, and students are proudly sharing about these topics. Agua es vida, the students say whenever they talk about water. Water is life.