Assistance was provided to the Shree Chhabdi School as part of the 2015 Earthquake Assistance Program. A water filtration system to protect the health of children was installed.
- Category : Disaster Assistance,
The Chhabdi School was the first school to have received the slow sand water filtration system. It lost four of its classrooms to the earthquake and there was widespread damage to family homes in the area. In the nearby village, the water supply system was destroyed and households were faced with securing their own sources of water and its storage.
The community also experiences a high number of illnesses with the Principal of the school reporting 50 cases of Typhoid in the previous year. When we arrived at the school, children were drinking untreated water from a tank in the Principal’s office.
We installed a 500 litre drinking water tank and the sand water filtration system which we felt was an important contribution given the high level of serious illness and one that would be able to meet the needs of the entire student and teacher population.