New Delhi: Safe Water Network, a non-profit organization, in collaboration with Pentair Foundation, inaugurated the Water Treatment plant at Primary School, Khora for the health and well-being of the school children.
Prathmik Vidyalaya, Khora Village, Ghaziabad district, is a Government School that provides education to students up to the primary level. More than 500 children are enrolled in the School. The Primary School faced water quality challenges, posing health-related issues like diarrhea. The school Principal invited Safe Water Network to set up a safe drinking water facility within the School's premises to provide safe drinking water. Pentair, a global corporation that supports philanthropic efforts in education, safe water, and community through its Foundation, provided the grant.
Through their partnership in the last decade, Safe Water Network and Pentair Foundation have brought safe water access to more than 1.3 million people in India in the water quality-affected regions.
The inauguration has been marked with fun, frolic, and festivities. The students presented a skit on drinking safe water for good health and saving water and performed a dance on 'school chale hum' amongst other activities.
Speaking at the inauguration, the Chief Guest, Col. U. B. Singh (Retd.) Representative Member Parliament Ghaziabad said, "Good health and education are most important for nurturing children, the future of our country”. He expressed deep gratitude to Pentair and urged the school management to utilize and maintain the facility.
Mr. Ajit Tulo, Senior Director, Pentair Foundation, said, "This is the avant-garde treatment plant with a six-step purification process that would provide safe water to the 500 school children and for the mid-day meal preparation. Pentair collaborates with its partners, combining technology, talent, and scientific research to provide sustainable access to safe water and support sustainability initiatives. This is a zero-discharge plant.
Mr. Ravindra Sewak, India Country Director, Safe Water Network, said, “Safe water prevents waterborne disease, and everyone must always drink safe water. We want the students, teachers, and staff to drink this water. Addressing the students, he advised them on the importance of hand wash hygiene. He welcomed Pentair's initiative to gift water bottles to all the students and asked the children to fill the water bottles while going home.
Mrs. Rama Singh, School Principal, thanked all and said, "We cherish this safe water treatment plant and have trained three school teachers to operate and maintain it. We are committed to its upkeep".
Safe Water Network: We envision a world with healthy, thriving communities that sustainably manage their safe water. Founded in 2006 by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman and a group of civic leaders in New York, Safe Water Network works to ensure that millions of people in underserved communities around the world have access to safe water by leveraging a three-pronged approach: i) Field Implementation for safe water access, water conservation and School WASH ii) Technical Assistance to government and other NGOs improve performance and replicate sustainable, safe water solutions; and iii) Sector Engagement for collaboration and advocacy to develop and strengthen water ecosystem. Our programs offer culturally, socially, and economically sustainable solutions to provide access to safe water, one of the world's most urgent and complex challenges. Safe Water Network operates in India and Ghana, providing direct access to 1.7 million people and indirectly impacting more than 25 million people. To learn more, visit https://www.safewaternetwork.org/
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