In Deometrio's rural community, water can be hard to find during the dry season, which often forced children, particularly girls, to travel long distances in search of it. To address this issue, Plan International worked with the community to build a canal that diverts water from a river located miles away to reach the village. Now everyone can easily access clean water all year round.
But that’s not all that Plan is doing to empower children in his community.
The 10-year-old is a Plan sponsored child. At his school, Deometrio takes part in child protection training provided by Plan. He is learning about his rights. He hopes to be a teacher when he grows up.