Caserio Xecotoj School – Guatemala

Submitted by Maria Bartrum | Location: Sololá, Guatemala | NGO: Agua Para La Salud | Date: Feb. 20, 2013

This school had very bright, fun painting on the wall leading up to the school and beautiful decorations on the tank that held the water for the hand washing and tooth brushing station. The kids definitely have taken ownership and pride for their school.

While there, we learned that there was no water in the tank that day and the students were using the old pila to brush their teeth, which is exactly what they are trying to avoid with the hand washing stations and water tank. You see the standing water in the pila (sink), which over time can be a real health hazard for the children.

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