"Education is critical for overcoming poverty."
Being absent due to sickness is common and therefore academic progress suffers. Schools have limited medical care for students as a result of unsanitary conditions.
1. Consideration of Ugandan culture, values, and economics
2. Designed to be made in Uganda with locally sources materials and products.
3. Emphasizes functionality with school setting.
4. Considers motivations for adopting regular washing.
Our aim was to help without hurting. In other words, how are we able to create a solution that empowers students but is also viable in their economy. Creating an education system within the academic setting would allow the integration of hand washing into their daily lives through song and dance--a huge part of Ugandan culture.
Ugandan Water Project