Access to clean, drinkable water is considered one of the basic human rights, but many people in Tanzania, unfortunately, do not have it. According to a UNICEF report, roughly only 11% of schools meet the standard for water access.
Though there are many initiatives currently trying to fix this issue, there is still a lot to be done to ensure the children of Tanzania have access to clean water.
Water Filters May Fix the Issue
The Serengeti area is at great risk regarding its access to water, which impacts both its ecosystem and the people residing here.
The Serengeti Watch, along with the Serengeti Preservation Foundation, is expanding their education program and vowed to help the schools located in the communities near Serengeti get access to clean water.
The idea is to provide schools with ceramic filters that could potentially turn the water the schools already have into drinkable water. The organization says it will donate 40 filters to 8 different schools in this situation. The cost of buying and transporting each filter to the schools is estimated at around $80.
The Serengeti Watch routinely runs educational programs on conservation, taking students to visit Serengeti and discover more about the region they reside in. To be a part of these trips, students are encouraged to take part in activities that help their communities, such as planting trees around their schools or homes.
One Small Step
There are many other examples of organizations who are fighting to change the narrative, like in the case of school children located near the Serengeti area. However, many of these programs or initiatives lack the necessary funding to have a considerable impact.
If you want to support the Serengeti Watch’s initiative, you can send a donation online here, and be a part of the change!