Candelaria Arriba has a small public elementary school with 85 students. The school is very basic; five classrooms, two bathrooms, and a hand-washing station. However, they have no water at the school.
At some point, a government body in Colombia installed a water storage tank at the school and connected it to the bathroom, but never installed the rainwater harvesting system they were supposed to. This means the tank has never been full, this system has never been used, and there is no water at the school.
This is not okay. Countless studies have shown that a lack of water at school significantly hinders the education and health of students, especially girls. The addition of a rainwater harvesting system will provide a reliable source of water for the school, and help to create a safe and comfortable environment for the kids.
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