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Imagine the only toilet your children can use at school is in a crumbly old concrete block overgrown with trees and then when they have finished there is nowhere for them to wash their hands. Not a nice thought at all, but now the students at this rural school in Batticaloa can go to the toilet with dignity and wash their hands afterward.
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‚ÄúI am so happy and excited that my family and I have water right near our home. My children and I will now be spending more time together reading and playing. Earlier fetching water was such a stressful chore as one would be required to make/dig small wells on the river in order to get water. I am grateful for the water brought close to us.‚ÄĚ Mwelu, mother of 5, Emali.
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In 2020, despite the challenges the year brought to us all, a group of ChildFund New Zealand supporters generously gave to help Mums and their children access safe, clean water and sanitation in Batticaloa. These wonderful Kiwis also made many Mums in Batticaloa smile, with caring words and encouragement in Mother's Day cards that they sent back to us with their donations.

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Helping children and young people to thrive through ChildFund doesn't just have to be just about making donations!

There are many free ways you can help children right now.

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