In honor of World Water Day on March 22, Grand Circle Foundation partnered with Wine to Water to install hand-washing stations at three schools in Karatu, Tanzania, and educate children about the importance of using them regularly. In the video above, hear from Wine to Water about how these stations improve the children’s quality of life—and not just during the Covid-19 pandemic.
By Sandra Vaughan, Grand Circle Foundation Project Manager, East Africa
Monday, March 22, was World Water Day. Sadly in Tanzania, at the time we were honoring 21 days mourning, as we had just lost our President. So we headed out to Karatu on Wednesday. What a day. What a project.
Did you know 800 million people still cannot access basic clean water?
Did you know globally four out of five people can’t wash their hands because they don’t have access to soap and water?
Did you know 443 million school days are lost every year due to water-related illnesses?
In honor of World Water Day, thanks to an absolutely fantastic partnership with Wine to Water, Grand Circle Foundation helped three schools in Karatu access 100% clean water and funded Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) training to more than 1,500 school children. None of this is possible without donations from our fabulous travelers. Thank you to Overseas Adventure Travel, Wine to Water East Africa, and Wine to Water.
Meet the children at a school in Karatu and see our hand-washing stations in action when you join O.A.T. for Safari Serengeti: Tanzania Lodge & Tented Safari.