The Water School, a non-profit organization with a mission to provide simple, safe, strategic, and sustainable clean water solutions to the developing world is launching a noble initiative in Haiti. It aims at teaching the people there to purify their water so they can reduce such water borne diseases in the future.
People in rural Haiti have been forced to draw their drinking water from surface sources or contaminated shallow wells after the earthquake. These same sources are used by cattle and other livestock and for bathing, washing clothes and other domestic uses. For many households water treatment methods like boiling, filtration or chlorination are too expensive, complex or simply unrealistic with Haiti’s failed infrastructure for daily use. These circumstances led to the outbreak of cholera over there.
The program by The Water School has been introduced through the community leaders, churches and schools, who then educate their community on proper health and sanitation practices and the proven SODIS technology. SODIS is a sustainable water purification technique using the ultraviolet rays of the sun.
The Water School will implement a training program that will empower up to 3 million people in the country with the knowledge and resources to have clean water and improved health for life within the next five years.
This sustainable program will utilize local human resources to train the people with locally available bottles to clean pathogen polluted water using solar UV technology.