Water and sanitation at school

In Bangladesh 74.8 million people lack access to improved sanitation and almost 28 million people lack access to safe water. Water.org is proud to work with our partner, Village Education Resource Center (VERC), to bring water to schools, like this high school in Gazipur.

Together we are conducting a community-led total sanitation and safe water improvement program. As a result of this project, students can attend school with confidence knowing a private latrine and access to safe water are nearby.

Capital: Dhaka
Population of 160 million
20 million lack access to safe water
63 million lack access to improved sanitation
77% of the total population lives on less than US$2 per day
Bangladesh