WATER FOR DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
In the Dominican Republic, we worked with the non-profit organization "The Art of Living" to implement our goal and provide public schools unlimited access to fresh and clean drinking water. We do this by installing water purification systems in the schools and providing for their maintenance.
Exceptionally, few public schools around Santo Domingo can provide their students with safe drinking water. However, in a country where the mean daytime temperature is 34°C, hydration is essential to ensure the physical and mental development of the children. For an average school day of eight hours, schoolchildren usually have to make do with the drinking water they can bring from home. Usually, this is around half a liter. Thus, the aim is to provide schools with a sustainable supply of safe drinking water so that pupils have the energy to learn and stay focused, all leading to a better life and future.
By installing water treatment systems at public schools lacking safe drinking water, we solve the drinking water problem in the short term and create a sustainable solution. The water filtration technology is tailored to the individual needs of each school. After the installation, all systems are maintained regularly and long-term.
PRIMARY SCHOOL DOÑA SOCORRO
The work of AWAKE began at the primary school Doña Socorro.
Here, we installed a water filter in 2017 and were thus able to provide the approximately 625 school children with fresh and clean drinking water on a sustainable basis. Besides providing a solution for dehydration and thus enabling the children to participate more concentrated in class, the work with the children increased their incentive to go to school.
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Most children in Los Girasoles suffer from severe trauma at an early age. The experience of domestic violence, contact with drugs, and the formation of illegal gangs are common. Our trained local volunteers worked closely with the children throughout one year to help them cope with traumatic experiences and develop new self-confidence.
Donations to AWAKE e.V. can be deducted from income tax as special expenses
German tax ID #359/5732/6433
IBAN: DE04 4265 0150 1000 1733 83