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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Support Bangladesh Arsenic Education Project on IndieGoGo


Dear friends of Chemists Without Borders,

I am pleased to announce the kickoff of our campaign on IndieGoGo aimed at educating high school students in Bangladesh on the dangers of drinking water contaminated with arsenic. Chemists Without Borders has provided arsenic test kits to six schools in Bangladesh to test the drinking water in their schools and in their surrounding communities. Our goal is to educate the students about arsenic poisoning, which is a critical health issue in Bangladesh and many other parts of the world. For wells that test above the limit of 50 parts per billion (ppb) of arsenic, we plan to work with other organizations to provide for alternative sources of clean drinking water.

Please take a few minutes to take a look at the IndieGoGo site, watch the brief video, and read about the success so far of the project. I am very proud of the work we have done so far, and with your help, we plan to scale up the project to reach more schools, eventually reaching all areas affected by arsenic in Bangladesh and elsewhere. Please feel free to share this information with others in your network who might be interested in the work Chemists Without Borders is doing. We can’t do it without you!

Warmest regards, and best wishes for a peaceful holiday season.

Steve

Steve Chambreau
President, Chemists Without Borders
stevechambreau@chemistswithoutborders.org

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https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bangladesh-arsenic-education-project#home

 

2 comments:

  1. Thanks, Steve,

    Here are some links to photos of the interns' presentations at the high schools:

    https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B4RhI2zVe-KNdWJTTVJ2WnhRNHc&usp=sharing

    https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxW9Fh3gqvpmVGxzRm1NdWxDbEk&usp=sharing#

    https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxW9Fh3gqvpmUlQ2M2VNM0tnTVE&usp=sharing#

    These photos show how interested the high school students were in learning about the hazards of arsenic and learning how to measure its concentration in their drinking water.

    Ray Kronquist, Project Manager

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