The World Bank estimates 21% of communicable diseases in India are water related. It is estimated that around 37.7 million Indians are affected by water-borne diseases annually.
This school was started in 1997 has grown over the years and is now adding 6 classrooms for junior college status for 80 to 100 students. Children come from mostly poor and below average income families.
When I was a child, I did not get the opportunity to study. When I heard that they were going to start literacy classes in our village, I felt very happy.