Teaching Students to be Water Ambassadors
Miya believes that community involvement is an integral aspect of a successful water efficiency program. In the Bahamas in 2013, Miya donated a pilot water awareness and educational program for 5th graders at the Oakes Field Primary School as part of its 10-year partnership with the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC).
Students learned about the history of water, conservation techniques, how to conduct a water audit, the water cycle and other water-related topics throughout the school year, which ended with a competition to creatively share what they had learned.
The program resulted in decreased school water consumption by 20%, improved communication between WSC and the community it serves, and sets an example for the entire region on the importance of water resources management and community awareness.