Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH) is fundamental to well-being. Some examples of our work include an entrepreneur-based water supply model that has provided clean and safe drinking water to households in villages, schools, and hospitals.
WaSH, in school programs, has ensured quality toilets, hand washing, drinking water, and hygiene education. From a peer education model among women workers on menstrual hygiene and sanitation, to village level water governance, WaSH led to adolescent girls going back to school — we work on governance, infrastructure, market-driven social enterprises, communitizing WaSH-related innovations (water testing, hand hygiene stations, toilets, mobile apps for WaSH governance and management in health facilities, etc), as well as, research on WaSH and its sub-domains.
We have integrated WaSH into health and livelihood activities. For instance, we designed a WaSH intervention, embedded into the integrated water resources management in tsunami-affected communities, we worked with rural communities on water security, and improved WaSH facilities in schools and factories, in Madhya Pradesh.
Additionally, we designed an emergency WaSH response for disaster-affected communities, set up community water plants in partnership with local governments, and set up systems for waste segregation and wastewater management.
Our entrepreneur-based water supply model has provided clean and safe drinking water to 1,625 households in 40 villages, 12 schools, and 3 hospitals. WaSH, in schools in Bengaluru- covering about 1,000 children- has ensured quality toilets, hand washing, drinking water, and hygiene education. We have strengthened the peer education model among women workers on menstrual hygiene and sanitation at Delhi, and the National Capital Region.
Partners in WaSH include innovators, financing partners, technology, product designers, policy research, social behavioural experts, and academia.
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