Public Defender: 16 out of 108 monitored schools do not have access to drinking water at all

According to Public Defender Nino Lomjaria, who presented a report on access to water and sanitation in public schools of Georgia today, 16 out of 108 monitored schools do not have drinking water at all.

According to her, main problems were detected in the high mountainous villages in this direction.

"Access to water is an important and fundamental right of the child. We studied 108 schools in 6 regions. 16 out of the monitored schools do not have drinking water at all, while water quality is not checked in most of the schools; many schools do not have access to technical water. In such conditions, students cannot get enough drinking water. The sanitary situation is also difficult in the toilets. Majority of them are located in the yard, and in many cases, there are no isolated booths for boys and girls. This situation seriously impedes children's development and their attendance at school," said Lomjaria.