Turning on the taps in Morocco
Tangier/ November 6, 2019
- A Group of rural schools benefited from major upgrades through the installation of water sources and sanitary facilities.
- Over 200 children will benefit from the success of this project.
The project was started in 2018 and had three main objectives: Firstly, to provide cleanwater to an area with scarce resources, and in particular to local schools. Indeed, most of the children live in walking distance from the schools, but a lack of water at the school was a major issue. Clean drinking water was not readily available, and the school relied on a local well. This water source was in turn badly polluted due to waste disposal..
The second aim of the project, was to provide children in the area proper sanitation facilities to ensure that their school environment was safe. Most of the children did not have access to toilet facilities at school. This meant that many parents were reluctant to send their children to school.
Before, I didn’t like coming to school, as there was no water, no toilets, and it was very dirty and old. Now I’m much happier to come to school
“Initiatives such as this have a tremendous impact principally for the community in the region, the children and the teachers, as having access to clean water and functional sanitary equipment is out of reach and quite complicated,” said Mr El Gharoussi Mohamed, Headmaster of Daya schools. “Small things as such are most definitely going to change the daily life for each individual around here so we are thankful Siemens Gamesa chose to support us with this wonderful initiative,” he added.