Access to clean drinking water and clean toilets in schools inspire optimism in children to attend classes regularly and help them achieve their educational goals. And these basic amenities are central to ensuring the rights of children.
Amrutha Dhara, the District project of D 3211 launched in the Rotary year 2013-14, aimed to provide clean and safe water facilities to students in educational institutions by installing water purifiers. The District team had installed water purifiers in schools in Sri Lanka and Gambia in West Africa too. The scheme has provided drinking water facilities to more than 1.5 lakh children in approximately 525 schools across the District at a cost estimate of Rs 1 crore and still continues.
The water facilities and toilet blocks constructed in schools in Mundancavu, a village near Chengannur, Kerala is an extension of Amrutha Dhara being continued by RC Chengannur.
The Rotarians had provided water filters in five schools, covering over 2,700 children and one of the schools were provided with a toilet block — separate ones for boys and girls. Three Rotarians — Jacob Philip, Renjith Verghese and Thomas Alexander made this happen through their generous monetary contributions.