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Bring water to life in your classroom

Follow these links to learn more about the global water and sanitation crisis and WaterAid's work:

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Statistics

Over 650 million people in the world do not have access to safe water. This is roughly 10% of the world's population. 2.3 billion people in the world do not have access to adequate sanitation.

More facts about the water crisis >

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WaterAid's country programs

Learn about how unsafe water and sanitation affect people in the world’s poorest countries, and how WaterAid helps local communities to plan, build and manage safe water supplies and sanitation facilities.

What we do >
Where we work >
Stories from our work >

Elementary school activity sets

A range of resources about water, sanitation and hygiene designed to complement teachers' curriculum.

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The physics of flushes and flows

This module teaches students the basic physics of a siphon toilet. With practical instructions for an experiment, Q&A and teacher notes, the module complies with National Science Education Standards Levels K-4 and 5-8.

Physics of flushes and flows >

Two people fixing a waterpump.

Pumping it up

This education module explores how water is stored underground and how it can be pumped to the surface. With practical instructions for an experiment, Q&A and teacher notes, the module complies with National Science Education Standards Levels K-4 and 5-8.

Pumping it up >

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Water's deadly connection

This module offers students the opportunity to model the strategy used by John Snow in 19th century London to identify the source of a cholera epidemic. With practical instructions for an experiment, Q&A and teacher notes, the module complies with National Science Education Standards Levels K-4 and 5-8.

Waters deadly connection >

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Down the divide

This education module offers students the opportunity to build a model of natural mountainous terrain and predict how water will behave when it "rains" upon this landscape. With practical instructions for an experiment, Q&A and teacher notes, the module complies with National Science Education Standards Levels K-4 and 5-8.

Down the divide >

Take action

You can help bring safe water and sanitation to the world's poorest people by raising funds for our work or taking part in our advocacy actions.

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Raise funds

Once you’ve tried to imagine what it’s like to live without water or sanitation, it’s hard not to get up and do something! You can help more people in need of these vital services by raising money for WaterAid. Start fundraising today!

Schoolchildren in a classroom in Nicaragua.

Nicaragua school partnership

In 2012-13, three US schools – from elementary to high school – raised funds to help students in Nicaragua gain access to water, one school at a time. Contact us if you are interested in becoming a partner school in 2013-14. 

Students from the British International School of New York holding a fundraising walk for WaterAid.

British International School of New York

Second-graders at the British International School of New York raised nearly $5,000 by getting sponsored to walk 3.5 miles along the bank of the East River carrying buckets and jerry cans.

A student at River Oaks Elementary School.

River Oaks Elementary School

As part of their annual water unit, second-graders at River Oaks Elementary School in Houston, TX have been raising funds since 2008 – over $15,000 to date!

Students at Sloan Creek Middle School taking part in a fundraising walk for WaterAid.

Sloan Creek Middle School

Students in grades six through eight of Sloan Creek Middle School in Fairview, TX raised an impressive $7,093 through a three-mile Walk for Water event. “The course was a great way for students to experience firsthand the distance people walk to fetch water each day” noted Service Learning Coordinator Courtney Todd.