On my visit to a school where BAOBAB STRONG is doing work, I witnessed the old hand-dug well the school had been using. The open well was essentially dry, so school children were forced to carry buckets of water from a river which is a few miles away, a far distance for drinking, washing, and gardening.
Water is Life
I was excited to visit a school under construction in Zimbabwe. The school was coming along well, but I was impressed by the new pit toilets. This is an area often overlooked and sometimes difficult to discuss. But these toilets were a major addition to the new school. The 10 stalls were very solidly constructed.
Outside, a hand washing station had been built too.
Every school should have such sanitary facilities!
We believe that improving living conditions by modernization will help alleviate many burdens faced by impoverished people. Having access to safe drinking water, sanitation, and electricity has potential to dramatically improve lives. This is why our work includes projects to improve infrastructure.
Goals & Current Projects
With the help of a grant, BAOBAB STRONG was able to have a new well drilled. This clean water will be a great asset to the school and enable the students to spend more time in the classroom, and help grow a school vegetable garden.
Toilets are Important Too