Washing machines help disadvantaged children stay in school

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Sometimes, it's not the lack of teaching staff or schools but practical life problems that make it difficult for kids to stay in school. We have seen free underwear and sanitary products being made available to teenage girls in the developing world so they stay in class, and solar backpacks help students without access to electricity study at night. CareCounts from washing machine manufacturer, Whirlpool, is a new program aimed at keeping disadvantaged children in the US in school. Missing school time and leaving school early are two of the key indicators for poor educational outcomes. Whirlpool is installing washers and…

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