Water to Help Kids Learn

FFK Water Kids ManhicaUsually when people think about improving education, they think about hiring better teachers, increasing funding, and buying new school supplies. While these are essential steps in strengthening an educational system, in many countries of the world improving education is not just about pedagogy or pencils.

 

Multiple cross-cutting factors need to be addressed if children are to enrol and stay in school. Among these factors is the issue of clean water. The worsening global water crisis is affecting the education of millions of children across the globe. Too often, water is non-potable because of a lack of local sanitation. Every year children throughout the world miss school because of water-borne illness.

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