World Water Day 2021

Water - A must for all life forms on earth and the most important natural resource. We all know that human beings consist of around 70% water. Water is a vital part of our functioning, which is also true for the rest of life on this planet. 

As populations increase and climates change, water and water supply levels are becoming increasingly tight, which means that we all need to do our part to conserve water wherever we can. 

Water scarcity is an enormous problem in some parts of the world. Conserving locally can make sure that your community has access to food and clean water for drinking, hygiene and sanitation in daily life. 

If we save water now, we are helping to ensure a water supply adequate for future generations.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected the education system of Pakistan. 

All schools, colleges, and universities were closed from 13th March till 16th September, 2020 to control the further spread of COVID-19. Primary schools were re-opened on 30th September, 2020, but closed down again from 26th November, 2020 up till 11th January 2021. The schools are again closed from 15th March till 28th March, 2021.

HOPE’87 is supporting community schools of the National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) and the Elementary & Secondary Education Foundation (ESEF) in 13 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

As the project schools are one to two room community schools and almost all lack proper WASH facilities to maintain social distancing and in order to encourage hand washing practices among young children while following social distancing rules, there was a need to provide hand washing units to minimize the impact of COVID-19. 

HOPE’87 has thus provided hand washing stations in 643 community schools of NCHD and ESEF in nine project districts. 

At least 39,864 students are benefitting from the provision of hand washing stations. The provision of hand washing stations are promoting hand and respiratory hygiene and improving hygiene facilities in schools. Students are washing hands regularly to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 infections.