Unreached and Underserved poor children
Aimed at a population who has never been to school, are currently not in school, and the retention of those at risk of dropping out.
Ensure education through an integrated program that includes primary school courses, food support, building a secondary school and student hostels, a center for academic and pedagogical support for primary schools through training of local teachers.
Bangladesh - Establish a presence and launch a program to promote inclusion of children who are not in school and the retention of children at risk of dropping out.
British brought ‘untouchable’ Hindus (150 years ago). Current generation depends exclusively on companies running the tea plantations. They don’t own their houses and don’t have land to cultivate.
74% fall below absolute poverty line
50% below hardcore poverty line
Building of a secondary school and student hostels. Center for academic and pedagogical support for primary schools through training of local teachers.
Provide school community and local households with clean water through new well to protect from diseases; reduce water-born diseases; foster hygiene habits.
Haiti – Contributing to the human and social promotion of children ‘domestic workers’ and reduce the phenomenon of exploitation.
A good number of students are ‘domestic workers’ and live in ‘hosting’ households. Many are orphans with 2/3 being girls. They are victims of abuse and violence.
70% of Rural considered very poor.
Identified an initial group of children who have never attended school.
There is a lack of school facilities and trained teachers. The entry fee prevents many from attending. Early school dropouts are from economics, marginalization and learning difficulties.
Ensure education through an integrated program that includes primary school courses, food support, and promotion of their rights. Can’t provide housing but have managed to get them in school for ½ of their time.
Dominican Republic – Combating the global water and sanitation crisis and addressing the poverty that permeates this country
Clean water, basic toilets and good hygiene practices are essential for the survival and development of children. Today, there are around 2.4 billion people who do not use improved sanitation, and 663 million who do not have access to improved water sources.
Without these basic needs, the lives of millions of children are at risk. For children under five, water- and sanitation-related diseases are one of the leading causes of death. Every day, over 800 children die from preventable diseases caused by poor water, and a lack of sanitation and hygiene.
In the Dominican Republic, more than a third of the country’s total population lives in poverty, and almost 20 per cent are living in extreme poverty. Lack of clean water and sanitation are devastating problems in most rural areas of this country.
BLUE Missions was founded in 2010 by Christopher Columbus High School graduate Daniel Rodriguez. BLUE combats the global water and sanitation crisis by educating the youth of today of the great need that exists and by facilitating authentic immersion experiences that directly expose and address the poverty that permeates the many corners of our world. Since its inception, BLUE has constructed 22 water projects and 229 latrines benefitting more than 3,292 families throughout 43 communities in the Dominican Republic.
Volunteers from high schools and universities across the United States have travelled with BLUE to participate in the construction of our projects. By working together, we are helping communities grow and succeed by acquiring the basic rights of safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. Through education and participation, we motivate and empower volunteers to go out and make a difference in our world by serving those less fortunate.