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2016 Planet Water Project 24 Update

Planet Water Project 24 Medical Solutions

Students from Paciano Rizal in Cambodia try out their new clean water filtration system!

In March we told you about Medical Solutions’ 2016 sponsorship of Planet Water Foundation’s Project 24 — a celebration of World Water Day and an initiative to bring clean water to communities in need. After sponsoring Planet Water filtration towers in 2012 and 2015, the Medical Solutions team was once again extremely proud to be a part of this amazing effort to provide 24 clean water filtration systems to 24 impoverished communities in just 24 hours.

Now we can happily report that this year’s effort was a success — with Medical Solutions’ sponsorship bringing clean water to the people of Paciano Rizal! (Click here to revisit last month’s blog and learn more about this small Cambodian village.)

The Medical Solutions-sponsored clean water filtration tower went up Tuesday, March 22nd, at 12 a.m. EST, at Paciano Rizal Elementary School in the Cambodian Village of Paciano Rizal. Students were trained in water health and hygiene, and, although the tower is located at the school, it will also benefit the entire community of 5,540!

The Medical Solutions team is inspired by our amazing Travel Nurses to help in this important effort to save and improve lives with clean water.

“We are inspired each day by the life-saving, life-changing efforts of our Travel Nurses, and being a part of Project 24 is a great way to honor them by doing our part to help make a real difference in people’s lives — just as they do every day on the job,” says Medical Solutions CEO, Craig Meier.

Thank you, Travelers, for inspiring us!

Planet Water shared some amazing photos of Paciano Rizal students and other community members before, during, and after the water tower was erected. These pictures tell an awesome story — check it out!

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Paciano Rizal Elementary School is the site of the Medical Solutions-sponsored clean water filtration system.

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Students learn about waterborne illnesses and bacteria.

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Two students share their drawings of bacteria.

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The class had fun learning about water health and hygiene. Rawrr, goes the scary bacteria!

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The Planet Water team huddles up before starting to build the water tower. Ready, set, go!

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The team works away on the Paciano Rizal tower.

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Almost there!

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Mission accomplished!

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Students, parents, and community members celebrate the new clean water filtration system.

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Students happily practice washing their hands with clean water.

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More classmates test out the new clean water source.

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Thank you, Planet Water, for letting us support your amazing mission!

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About the Author

Hi, I'm Sarah Wengert, a creative content writer for the amazing Medical Solutions based in Omaha, Nebraska. While I'm not a Travel Nurse, I love to travel and I truly appreciate the hard, important work that nurses do. I'm very happy to represent a company that cares so much about its people. Thanks for reading!