As we try to get our kids to drink more water each day, in Puerto Rico, six months after hurricane Maria . . . many schoolkids are still trying to find any water that is safe to drink. At CSDR, we focus on three principles: Water is Life, Education Empowers and Children are our Future.
There are 28 island nations and over 7,000 individual islands that dot the Caribbean Sea. The majority of these lie in the hurricane zone, bringing destruction and devastation each year. Irma and Maria have caused some of the most extensive damage in recent history.
and Kids Stop Learning
This photo of an elementary school in Dominica is just one example of what happens to hundreds, if not thousands of schools each hurricane season. Schools are often closed for months -- many of which can never reopen. Education is, all too often, put way down on the priority list.
Students Want to
Get Back to School
After first responders have left, and the rebuilding of the island's infrastructure begins, many schools work to reopen, but still lack electricity and safe drinking water. Our programs bring students water and personal messages of hope and encouragement -- all directly from school children in the mainland U.S.