Healthy students, healthy futures

Thanks to the generosity of our partners and donors, these students now have access to clean, fresh water. This in turn has helped improve attendance. Photo: Zenegnaw Adimtew / Partners in Education Ethiopia.

Every parent wants their child to be safe, happy and healthy at school – Abichikili Secondary School is no exception.  It’s one of five schools across Ethiopia’s state of Amhara where the attendance rate for girls decreases each year due to inaccessibility of clean water and bathroom facilities.  “Students had to walk for more than… Continue reading Healthy students, healthy futures

Fresh water, fresh starts

Thanks to our donors and our local partners, the village of Lukanda B now has access to fresh, clean water. For children, especially girls, this means the opportunity to attend and excel in school, rather than hauling water for their families long distances. Proper hygiene also prevents the spread of blinding trachoma.

For the community of Lukanda B in central Zambia, the rehabilitation of the local water borehole has brought new life to the village. It is one of 38 boreholes in Kapiri Mposhi District that Operation Eyesight repaired in 2022, thanks to a team of pump minders we have trained in the area. Locally available, safe… Continue reading Fresh water, fresh starts

The value of clean water – World Water Day 2021

This year’s World Water Day theme is valuing water. On March 22, we celebrate World Water Day by recognizing that the value of water is much more than its price. Water is an integral part of our daily lives and impacts health, education, economics and our environment. Ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water… Continue reading The value of clean water – World Water Day 2021

Water sources increase education opportunities for girls

Blessings is a twelve-year-old girl from Zambia. She attends Mweela School in the Sinazongwe district. This school is currently considered one of the best in the area, but that hasn’t always been the case. Eleven years ago, this same school had an enrollment of 112 boys and only 86 girls. Over the last decade, the… Continue reading Water sources increase education opportunities for girls