The Lifeboard…

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We have written in the past about rolling out a project in the slums of Margao that combines education and health. Well, we are very proud to announce that this has now been achieved! The Lifeboard has multiple uses, being a desk to write on when the kids use them in the schoolbus classroom, they then use them as a ‘thali’ style plate to eat from when they have their snacks but most importantly the kids take them home with them full of fresh drinking water which means that it is improving the living conditions for the whole family.

The kids with their new Lifeboards

The kids with their new Lifeboards

This has far reaching effects by providing a useful resource for the parents and it certainly encourages them to allow their children to attend the ‘school’. That probably sounds a little mad… but you are taking away a useful family member, who would normally be working or childminding… so we have to make school attractive to both the parents and the kids!

Drinking fresh water from the Lifeboard

Drinking fresh water from the Lifeboard

For those coming to the Ball, we’ll be bringing one along with us, so you’ll be able to see, and play with, this supremely clever little idea.

 

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