In Nepal, water, hygiene and nutrition remain major problems: 55% of the population lacks access to basic sanitation (World Health Organization, 2015) and only 23% of households follow appropriate water treatment practices (Nepal Minsitry of Health, 2016).
In collaboration with the charity “Environmental Camps for Conservation Awareness” WATA devices were distributed in schools as well as among women’s groups, shops and other national and international NGOs.
Each school involved received a WATA device and teachers were trained in its use, in order to enable the local production of chlorine. The chlorine can then be used to disinfect water and for sanitary purposes, and is sold for a modest fee in surrounding communities. Furthermore, students are made aware of the importance of safe drinking water and daily sanitary practices to protect their health.
In collaboration with other partners, the project also supports the construction of water infrastructure to reinforce the sanitary system, such as piping and water reservoirs.
In total, 42,500 students and 87 schools have participated in the project.
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