Access to clean water, nutritious food, and basic hygiene practices are fundamental human rights. Yet, millions of people around the world still lack these necessities. The lack of access to clean water, food, and basic hygiene practices can lead to the spread of disease, malnutrition, and other health problems.
In this blog, we will explore the importance of clean water, food, and hygiene and the challenges that vulnerable communities and disadvantaged families face in accessing them. We will also discuss the situation of Upcountry Tamils in Sri Lanka, who are one of the groups that face these challenges.
The Importance of Clean Water
Clean water is essential for human survival. It is required for drinking, cooking, and cleaning. However, many people around the world do not have access to clean water. According to the United Nations, more than 2 billion people lack access to safe drinking water. The lack of clean water can lead to waterborne diseases such as cholera, typhoid, and diarrhea, which can be fatal.
The Importance of Nutritious Food
Nutritious food is essential for human growth and development. It provides the body with the energy and nutrients it needs to function properly. However, many people around the world do not have access to nutritious food. According to the United Nations, more than 820 million people suffer from hunger, and malnutrition is a leading cause of death in children under the age of 5.
The Importance of Basic Hygiene Practices
Basic hygiene practices such as handwashing, sanitation, and waste management are essential for preventing the spread of disease. However, many people around the world do not have access to these practices. According to the World Health Organization, 3 billion people lack access to basic hand washing facilities, and 4.2 billion people lack access to safely managed sanitation services.
The Situation of Upcountry Tamils in Sri Lanka
Upcountry Tamils, also known as Indian Tamils, are a minority group in Sri Lanka with a rich cultural heritage dating back to over 200 years. They are descendants of Indian labourers who were brought to Sri Lanka during the colonial period to work on tea plantations. Despite their contributions, Upcountry Tamils face numerous challenges, including discrimination, poverty, and limited access to basic services like clean water, nutritious food, and hygiene practices. This has resulted in the spread of waterborne diseases and malnutrition among this community.
At the World Action Foundation, we understand the importance of addressing these challenges and ensuring that all people have access to the basic necessities of life. That is why we are working tirelessly to support the Upcountry Tamil community. Our focus on education, health/nutrition, and financial empowerment is driving our efforts to provide healthcare, nutrition, educational support, and guidance to vulnerable communities in need. We have developed innovative development programs and donation schemes that align with the current situation of the world.
One of the programs we are proud to be running is providing daily meals to over 1000 students and complete scholarships for 200+ students. This initiative is aimed at addressing the lack of access to nutritious food and empowering the community through education.
You too can make a difference in the lives of Upcountry Tamils. By becoming a sponsor through the World Action Foundation, you can connect with these families and children and help change their lives for the better. So, join us in our mission to provide sustainability and opportunity for growth and success in life.
Clean water, nutritious food, and basic hygiene practices are essential for human survival and well-being. However, millions of people around the world still lack access to these necessities.
Upcountry Tamils in Sri Lanka are one of the groups that face these challenges. It is important to address these challenges and work towards ensuring that everyone has access to clean water, nutritious food, and basic hygiene practices. We can all help by supporting these families by donating and working towards these goals, spreading awareness, and advocating for change.