January 2020: The children of Satya Bharti School in Channa village, Punjab found that many homes have no taps on the main water supply connection of the house. Consequently, the overflow of water tanks remained uncontrolled, resulting in wastage. Around many houses, water stagnated throughout the day, making it a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Realising the importance of every drop, the young agents of change adopted a multi-level approach to combat this issue. They conducted awareness meetings and door to door visits to talk about the importance of saving water and reached out to the village panchayat to advocate for installing taps in houses.
In a true leadership spirit, the children installed the first tap through crowd funding. This motivated the villagers and the panchayat to ensure that each house has a tap. Today, as many as 30 houses in the village has a tap, which has saved gallons of water.
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