Morgan Floyd Works to Bring Safe Water to School for the Blind

Morgan Floyd is bringing WaterStep’s M-100 Chlorine Generator to a school for the blind in Udaipur, India after attending WaterStep trainings in July and August this summer. Floyd worked at the school for the blind last summer, and is returning this October.
She will also be working in two places in Kolkata until summer of 2014.The first is Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity which provides service to the poor in the slums of the city. The other is called New Light and is a nonprofit serving as a shelter for the Red Light district children. Floyd said her purpose in doing this work is to “show Christ through service and give back a little of the privilege and blessing I have been given.”

WaterStep was excited to train Floyd on how to install and maintain a water purification system. Floyd represents one of WaterStep’s central goals in providing training. Wherever people are going next, WaterStep encourages them to “take water with them,” according to Training and Trips Director Claudia Daniels. While WaterStep orchestrates their own mission trips, more people can be reached by sending M-100s to places where others are already going.
Floyd said, “Water has helped me so much because now when I go back to the blind school in Udaipur, I have a substantial aid to give to the boys I love so much.” The school does not have a clean water source, so by providing the M-100 and training, Floyd will be able to empower them and give them a way to be healthy.
Floyd’s biggest challenge was figuring out how to teach M-100 assembly and maintenance to blind students. To solve the problem, WaterStep connected her with VP of the American Printing House, Gary Mudd and the Kentucky School for the Blind based in Louisville, KY. They were able to help her figure out how to teach health and hygiene to blind students, and the appropriate technology to use. Most importantly, they provided her with a probe that will audibly call out the chlorine content of water because a typical chlorine content test requires observing the color change of tested water.
Floyd said, “WaterStep went above and beyond with helping me on this desire I had for the Blind School… I can’t wait to see how all my training will come together when I install this in October.”

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