MAJENGO HANDWASHING STATION
Almost half the Tanzanian population lacks clean water. So, it's no wonder that, during our Youth Innovation Lab workshops, with all participants under the age of 18, one participant decided to choose the issue of a lack of sanitation and water treatment facilities as their focus. Bringing students' ideas to life means improving the lives of the community members while also changing stereotypes, particularly maintained in developing countries, of youth as helpless to create change. Disney and YSA provided a Be Inspired grant, with which AYANA worked with our partner, Tanzania Rural Empowerment Organization, to fully fund a project that would support the principles of WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene).