News / UK by Press Association 18/02/2019, 7:30 am Updated: 18/02/2019, 7:48 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter British volunteers have given impoverished Indian children a chance of independence through education, a former victim of waterborne disease said. Premier League champions Manchester City part-funded the initiative to provide safe drinking water in the rapidly growing metropolis of Bangalore. Anitha R, 18, was brought up in a one-room house with a tin roof where the supply worked only intermittently. Her family had to spend 20 minutes boiling pots to kill infections when they wanted a drink. Two years ago swallowing dirty water left her feverish with potentially fatal typhoid and off school for weeks. She said: “I had no energy, I was in hospital for one week, I could not eat anything except milk and bread. “I could not get up at all. I was 16 and I could not go to school.” Her parents cared for and about her. She added: “They encouraged me to go to school because I should be knowledgeable. “I should be independent, I should not be dependent on anyone.” The diminutive and bright-eyed teenager is studying commerce and wants to… Read full this story
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