Tanna Island

Both passionate surfers, water is probably the most important element in our lives. Therefore we are very excited about the addition to support the Tanna Island (Vanuatu) WASH project (water, sanitation and hygiene).

In South-west Tanna Island, Vanuatu, children are often sick and up to 80% of children are malnourished. Most parents lack the knowledge to identify why their child is sick and how to prevent illness in the future. Lack of sanitation facilities such as toilets. combined with a lack of awareness of good hygiene practices, like handwashing, increases the risk of contaminating water sources and spreading water-bourne illnesses.

This project is supporting World Vision to work along-side 12 communities in south-west Tanna to reduce malnutrition and improve child health by:

  1. Building 300 toilets with hand washing facilities, proper drainage, and safe drinking water systems so that all families have access to safe water and toilet facilities.
  2. Establishing community commitees and plans to manage water infrastructure and maintenance of new facilities.
  3. Teaching parents and caregivers how to prevent illness and prepare nutritious foods.
  4. Making sure communities are well set up to sustain the positive results of the project.

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