Taonga daycare center and its adjoining school sit near a packed dirt road in Kalindiza Village. During Malawi’s dry season, lines of students kick dust into the air as they make their way to the school. At the entrance they are greeted by Judith Manda.
Judith is an exceptionally dedicated teacher who spends her after school hours teaching women in her village to read and write. It is because of the dedication of people like Judith that CPAR’s work can be successful. But Judith cannot do it alone.
“Waterborne diseases are a real problem among my students,” Judith said. “Diarrhea in particular can be crippling and keep them from school for many days at a time.”
Malawi is home to 5,000 primary schools, the majority of which don’t have access to water during the dry season, and only 4% of which have handwashing facilities. By donating a single day of your pay you can support CPAR’s efforts to equip schools with year round water supplies and handwashing facilities. These cost-effective measures can help reduce incidence of diarrheal disease by 40%.
Schools need water to function. By gifting schools with just one day of your pay you can help teachers and students in Africa. With your gift you could:
- Help construct a Rainwater Harvesting Tank, which collects water during the raining seasons ensuring water is available during the dry season as well.
- Provide Hygiene Necessities for a School, like buckets and cups, which can be used for water collection, or converted into hand washing or drinking stations.
- Provide trainings to School Water Committees on topics, including regular handwashing and proper water storage and treatment that ensures the water is safe to drink.
CPAR is asking our Canadian supporters to Donate a Day of your pay and help students in Africa live longer, healthier lives.
Your gift can help a generation thrive.