Today it's International Children's Day. Where there is a lack of safe water and toilets, it is children who suffer most. Their health, well-being and education are all affected.
Mugiraneza from Rwanda goes to Juru Primary School. It's very large, with around 900 students aged 4 to 18, and about 50 to a class. The school is clean and well kept, with a separate toilet block which has its own tap and hygiene area for girls.
A large underground rainwater harvesting tank has been built. After filtering, the water is clean enough to drink.
Before the rainwater harvesting tank, the children had to collect water from the muddy Akagera river, which Mugiraneza has drawn. The river is dirty and dangerous – in the rainy season hippos and crocodiles are common. The school is at the top of a hill, so it was a long walk uphill after collecting water.
Now Mugiraneza and his classmates no longer have to make that long walk for dirty water.
We were all children once, and all children should have clean water and proper toilets to help ensure a healthy start in life.
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