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2017 Water is Life Event Program

July 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

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Our 2016 event successfully raised funds allowing our engineers to install a cistern at the Dominican Batey 6 primary school in November. The cistern allows the school to store up to 3,000 gallons of water that will now effi ciently provide water not only for purifi cation and consumption, but also for the school cafeteria and bathrooms. Also funded was the 2nd Community Hygiene Campaign (CHC) in the Dominican community of Batey Algodon. WWR staff worked alongside community members, creating a committee of adults who were taught about proper hygiene and sanitation and equipped with the materials to keep their community healthy, through regular cleanups and an improved understanding of the connection between good hygiene practices and good health. Thanks to H20 for Life and 5 partnering US-based schools, the installations at the San Rafael Primary School and Batey 9 School marked the 14th and 15th DR projects. WWR President, Kevin Fussell and board member, Nathan Williams, were in-country and able to observe the installation, meet with Club Agua and Community Hygiene Committees, and visit the 13 nearby WASH-in-Schools projects. Bruno began work in January as the newest member of the team resolving maintenance issues, completing the CHC in Algodon, starting one in Los Robles and initiating our Parent Committee. The Parent Committee is a new initiative funded by Water Charities Fundraising. Parents from all of the WWR communities participated in our initial workshop discussing themes of community involvement centered on WASH education and will continue until the end of June; by which time we hope to have parent liaisons in every WWR community. WWR staff hosted the Engineers Without Borders Kansas City (EWBKC) chapter while they were visiting one of our older communities, Batey Cuchilla helping them to assess needs, assisting with system maintenance, aiding in cross-cultural education and arranging for logistical needs. With joint eff orts from the school director, school staff , and the community, we are supporting the primary school in Batey 9 with the installation of a new system. The school will now have two water stations that will both have 860 gallons of clean water to supply to students and faculty. Overall, it is one of our larger installations and one that we are very proud of!

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Date:
July 27, 2017
Time:
6:00 pm

Organizer

World Water Relief