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    Access to water, one step at a time...

    Day 211

    Water for Kids

    In Ishpitas, we have a non-formal school attended by 85 little ones in primary grades. The kids are doing well and attending classes, but there was something missing – water.

    Everyone told us that their biggest need is water – they only have access to it a few times a day.

    But we wanted the kids especially to have water available at school, a way to keep them hydrated, fresh, and cool during the day.

    We decided to provide a water tank at the school, so that all 85 kids will have access to it. And, the women who come to gather their children will have access to it, too!

    Even though I would love for every single household to have their own water tank, for right now, this is a huge improvement. The kids will have their own water that’s safe and reliable – they won’t have to wait. It’s such a great addition to the school, and to the whole town.

     

    Meet Waleed!

    Waleed is a Literacy Mobilizer for Alight in Pakistan. Part of his role is to identify challenges for the team to address like working with people in low literacy areas of Pakistan and communities with no access to basic education, and providing access and guidance to uplift marginalized neighborhoods. He loves to travel and learn about different cultures and people, finding connections in unexpected places. He always wanted to have a career that gives back, and is thrilled to have found that with Alight!

     

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