Moving a step further with the Lha clean water project, the Lha Charitable Trust in collaboration with the Rotary Club Dharamshala, successfully installed its 8th filter water system at the Gamru village school on 6th June 2013. A local Indian school initiated in 2004, the Gamru village school aims to provide education to underprivileged Indian children from migrating families near lower Dharamshala. Supporting 142 students ranging from nursery to 8th grade as well as 13 staff members, including eight teachers, the installation of this filter water tank brings clean and healthy drinking water just in time before the monsoon season.
The filter unit is an UV+UF, which is considered one of the best filter water systems available in the area. It has a capacity of 200 liters of safe drinking water per hour and a stainless steel tank that can hold 200 liters of water. The water can also be used for cooking and washing vegetables to provide healthy food for this little community of children.
Happy to receive such a noble donation from Lha, the principal of the school, Meenakshi Sharma said, “We are thankful to Lha as this water tank will be very healthy for these children as due to lack of awareness their families cannot provide them with clean water specially in the monsoon season.” Also present at the installation ceremony were other honorable members of the Rotary Club Dharamshala: the former president, the zonal president and also the acting president.