From Adam Nossiter at NYTimes, Niger Children Miss School to Search for Water
Wars keep children out of school. So does sickness. But in Niger, a sun-baked land where drought occurs with alarming frequency, a major impediment to education is thirst and the long trek required to quench it. …“The others are more advanced than me, but I have to get the water,” Sani said of his classmates who escape the chore and get to school on time.
Here in the US, it is easy to forget how much technology we really rely on day to day. When was the last time you thought about our water infrastructure?