Water and sanitation have always been key issues in the South East Asian country of Bangladesh. If it’s not the heavy monsoon season, it’s providing clean, hygienic water to the public. The situation is particularly dire in school. According to a few recent statistics, around 80% of schools in the country have access to a drinking water source. That means the other 20% school are operating without any water for drinking and sanitation purposes. Furthermore, of the 80% that do have access, only 60% are functional. The remaining have malfunctioned and required upgrades or maintenance to be able to function again properly.
www.muslimaid.org has been working in Bangladesh for many years. We have conducted numerous flood relief campaigns, social development projects and water projects in this region. Below is a quick synopsis of what Muslim Aid has been able to accomplish in Bangladesh as far as water projects go.
The idea is to highlight the importance of preserving water in this volatile yet highly populated region, and also talk about some of the work that has been done in order to get a hold of the situation. The situation is no doubt improving but there is still a tremendous amount of work to be done. Projects like Dig a Well, water and sanitation projects and other forms of aid like distribution of water bottles, cost a significant investment of time and money. We have staff and the resources to get us there. What we need is a little support on the home front.
For more information on water and sanitation projects in Bangladesh or to find out how you can get involved in similar ventures, be sure to visit Muslim Aid’s website today.
A massive 71% of the world’s surface is covered with water. There is no reason people should not have access to clean, drinking water today.