Lack of access to clean water and sanitation facilities in schools is the major cause of water borne diseases such as Diarrhea, typhoid, cholera among others. This has resulted to the death of many young school children who could have contributed to the growth of Nigeria. Water related diseases also result in absenteeism in school.
Hope Spring Water Charity foundation has adopted WASH to school initiative to educate young school children and provide Water, Sanitation and create Hygiene consciousness among young school children through its various WASH workshops and quiz in schools. Hope Spring afterwards establishes WASH clubs in schools so as to build WASH giants.
One of the projects undertaken by Hope Spring Water was the WASH-2-School by organizing an Inter-secondary School WASH Quiz competition in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on 20th March 2019. The event, which was one of the key activities, by Hope Spring Water to mark Water Action Month, also served as a build-up to the planned activities for World Water Day 2019. The event had in attendance over 50 participants from five schools in Abuja and the students that participated at the competition were inaugurated as pioneer members of WASH Club in their respective schools. This also took place in four other states in Nigeria.
Hope spring WASH education has yielded positive results in schools. Students are now conscious of hand washing, which is an important aspect of WASH because it helps prevent sickness. Several menstrual myths and taboos were eliminated through menstrual hygiene workshop. Students were also taught menstrual hygiene and pads were distributed to students through Hope Spring pad bank initiative.
Hope Spring Water Charity Foundation is committed to reaching out to more schools across the country and is opened to partnership with other likeminded organizations, that are passionate about imparting lives through the provision of WASH to the poor and unprivileged in the society.