Youth Action International’s priority programs for health are as follows:
CLEAN WATER INITIATIVE: Two years ago, we stumbled on a major problem that needed urgent attention. Thousands of people simply did not have access to water. Many of the hand pumps that had been built by NGOs over the years had fallen into disrepair, and entire communities no longer had access to safe drinking water. Families were being forced to collect water from creeks, streams and other unsafe sources. As a result, waterborne disease rates were high in these communities.
We identified a total of 150 broken hand pumps to be repaired first. Functioning, each pump benefits a community of approximately 1,500 people. YAI set off on the journey to repair the wells initially with our partner at Waves4Water our efforts have now been joined by other partners including Water Charity and Dockers. Nevertheless, it is your generous contribution to this project that has continued to help us to repair more wells and directly impact thousands of and were grateful to receive generous support from many of you and also from Water Charity.
Already, more then 50,000 people in several communities through this project, and in 2021 we plan to double our impact by building more wells in more communities. You can check out a video of some of the well restorations by clicking here.
CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL: Through an amazing partnership with Make It Rain, Hope4Her, and FOI laboratories, we will begin the construction of a children’s hospital in 2021. We will share more news and updates about this project in early 2021.