On October 24rd, 2018 the FOTCOH Education Clinic Team visited the Ecole Presbyteral Sainte-Anne in Cap-Rouge, Haiti where we distributed 30 Sawyer Water filters to students at the school to take home to their families. Both students, teachers, and administrators participated in the WaSH and Sawyer Filter training. In total, 44 adults and 429 children now have access to clean water thanks to our partnership with Wine to Water in providing the Sawyer Water Filters. We also provide 3 filters for the school, where over 324 attend, which is included in the total number served. During our community assessment at the primary school, the teachers informed our Community WaSH Promoters that a water system had been given to them by ACDED, and they used chlorine to purify the water so the kids can wash their hands and drink. The children had not been training in proper hand washing and sanitation practices.
During our WaSH training conducted by the Education Clinic team, students at the school learned about sanitation and hygiene, the proper way to wash their hands, and the importance of drinking safe filtered water and how to safely store the filtered water. Our community WaSH promoters then conducting the Sawyer Water Filter training for both students and administrators, including the principal of the school and all the teachers.