Since 2011 Awasuka has been working on several community water and health projects in rural Nepal, approaching them in different aspects: rebuilding reservoirs, sand filters, water treatment, villagers training … But after many years of experience, it has been found that the most important issue is raising the awareness of local people about the need for water treatment. Water-borne illnesses continue to be the leading cause of death in Nepal, killing 13,000 children a year and many more. Comparatively, the earthquake killed 9,000.
That is why awareness sessions have been organized in a variety of ways, always being the most effective systems: songs and music. Knowing this, in 2013 the song WATER PAANI was composed, in order to create dissemination activities based on it: musical theater, music classes, leisure activities, workshops, training sessions, etc … All activities are always very fun and entertaining, as all the water related topics are played through the different parts of the song.
Watch the video And download the Water Paani activities! Many other NGOs are already using Water Paani for their awareness activities!