Six out of ten schools in Mexico lack access to clean water. Founded in 2018, Rain Schools is an integral program developed to supply public schools with high quality and abundant water provision by implementing rainwater harvesting systems. In addition to installing the systems, the program implements educational and participatory workshops with teachers, students and parents. These workshops educate and empower the school population to become responsible for both the maintenance of the system and the organic dissemination of a positive water culture, at school and at home.
One school can capture between 500,000 liters (132,000 gallons) and 1 million liters per year (264,000 gallons per year) of rainwater, which can cover school needs from 6 to 9 months out of the year.
Create consciousness, capture the rain.
We install rainwater harvesting systems to educate about water sustainability.
We host workshops to promote environmental education, using a fun and engaging method.
We collaborate with teachers, school directors, students, and their parents to foster a culture of water sustainability in these schools.
Self-Diagnosis: The participants explore their school and reflect upon the water issues it faces.
Participatory Design: We form the Rainwater Committee where we create and delegate responsibilities to take care of the rainwater harvesting system!
Integration: The committee presents the system to the whole school to showcase its capability and foster its adoption.