Some 20,000 children and 1,000 teachers in 200 Rio de Janeiro primary schools will learn the importance of healthy habits with respect to water, sanitation and hygiene thanks to a grant from the Abbott Fund, Abbott’s philanthropic foundation, to the Project WET Foundation. The innovative, customized water education program is expected to improve hygiene in schools and communities, reducing illness and school absenteeism and empowering action to solve critical issues with a strong focus on health impacts in communities as a result of behavior change. Read Full Article.
About Project WET: Since 1984, the Project WET Foundation, an award-winning U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has dedicated itself to the mission of reaching children, parents, teachers and community members of the world with water education. Project WET is active in all 50 U.S. states and in more than 50 countries worldwide.