We’re working with PLAN to improve water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities in rural Indian schools. There are so many benefits to the community, like reducing the spread of disease and illness that comes from unsafe water and poor sanitation. Having separate toilet facilities for girls will also help improve the attendance rate of girls in school, and cut back on the drop-out rate. Our work with PLAN helps them educate schools in rural India about the importance of the different WASH needs of girls and boys (along with female and male teachers).
Unfortunately, we can’t visit the schools on any Peregrine trips as they are spread around rural India, but we still want to give something back to the countries we visit and feel it’s important to get involved with this project.