In September, I took a trip with a local Hawaii organization, #waterhandshope
to head up a WASH team. Among the projects, we collected water samples at a hospital in the Highlands, #kundiawa
and only tested for e coli in the field. We also brought back several samples to a Honolulu high school, Midpac, to do a real world project. They tested our samples for other contaminants, and made actual recommendations as our consultants. Amazed to see what 9th graders can do. One group suggested a filter which they made a prototype of and even drank the water from it. Some of these kids are now aware of a different culture they knew nothing about and are inspired to go on trips like this.
780M people don't have access to clean water. 3.5M die from dirty water each year.
#nextgeneration #thinkers #wash #realworld #science