United Nations agencies tracking access to water and sanitation targets against the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) warned today that the lack of progress on sanitation threatens to undermine the child survival and health benefits from gains in access to safe drinking water.
On Wednesday June 24th, 2015 Global Humanitaria’s Advisory Board members launched a crowdfunding campaign to rebuild the “Escuela Lourdes” in Guatemala. The campaign called “8 Friends, 1 School” is based on a group of professionals from the Miami area who got together to cooperatively raise funds for this school.
The International Day of the African Child is celebrated on June 16. UNICEF’s Twitter account gathered the stories of 5 children from Chad, Niger, Sierra Leone, Somalia and Uganda. Two of them are married and have become activists and defenders of children rights. According to UNICEF, 15 million girls are forced into marriage each year.Read more
Approximately 600 children in the communities of Puno and Lampa attend one of our 8 school lunchrooms in the area. Lunchrooms in Potojani Grande, Coata, Canteria, Ccatacha, Tusini Grande, Palca, Cabanilla and Chullunquiani were created to improve the nutrition of students from 12 schools. Four schools now have school vegetable gardens, where students and teachers can grow vegetables to complement their meals.Read more
Global Humanitaria has distributed school supplies to more than 11,000 children attending primary school. These are children who live in rural indigenous communities whose families cannot afford such expense. The program targets areas where children are forced to work to help their parents or have a high percentage of student absenteeism.