Splash

Our mission is simple: We clean water for kids. Safe drinking water is the most essential life-sustaining requirement. There is no substitute - not at any price. In this day and age, in such a plentiful world, clean water should no longer be the privilege of some, but the basic right of every child.
Sep 10, 2013

Update from Cambodia

Waterborne illness is the single largest threat to children’s health globally, and it is a huge obstacle for children in Cambodia. So we’re working with kids and caregivers to teach clean and healthy behaviors that limit the spread of disease, alongside providing them with clean, reliable, safe water. In our last notes we introduced you to Sea (pronounced SAY-uh), our Health & Hygiene Coordinator in Cambodia. At this point, Sea wants you to know that we're approaching completion of our first five pilot projects (in schools) for hygiene education.
 
Following these first five schools, Splash plans to expand hygiene education to all of our 63 partner sites in Cambodia. Each of the first five schools has a child-led group of six students, led by one teacher. They learn about everything hygiene—from hand washing to tooth brushing to germ transmission. Then they share what they learn with their peers, in fun and creative ways (as in, very creative)!

Sea reports that the pilot projects will soon be complete (by October), so we are ramping up planning for how to extend this newfound knowledge to the full complement of 63 sites in Cambodia.

None of this would be possible without the generous support of people like you! Thanks for supporting Splash and clean water (and hygiene!) for kids.

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Jun 10, 2013

Field Notes: Clean Hands in Cambodia

Clean smiles!!
Clean smiles!!

Waterborne illness is the single largest threat to children’s health globally, and it is a huge obstacle for children in Cambodia. So we’re working with kids and caregivers to teach clean and healthy behaviors that limit the spread of disease, alongside providing them with clean, reliable, safe water. Below is a picture of Sea (pronounced SAY-uh), our Health & Hygiene Coordinator. He is working closely with Cooperation for Sustainable Cambodian Society (CSCS) to conduct hygiene trainings for our partner sites—and not just for kids but for caregivers, staff, administrators, parents, and the community.
 
Sea and CSCS are working with five pilot schools to develop this program, which we plan on expanding to all of our 63 partner sites in Cambodia. Each of the five schools has a child-led group of six students, led by one teacher. They learn about everything hygiene—from hand washing to tooth brushing to germ transmission. Then they share what they learn with their peers, in fun and creative ways! Just this month, each group selected a topic around which they had to create a performance for their school; we hear that the group at Sangkheum Center in Siem Reap  wrote an amazing song about diarrhea, and we hope to share the (translated) lyrics with you in our next project update!

Sea reports that the trainings are making a visible difference – when he visits the schools, kids are crowded around hand washing and drinking stations that Splash built, eagerly waiting for a turn to drink the clean water, and to practice the (very popular) six steps of hand washing!

None of this would be possible without the generous support of people like you! Thanks for supporting Splash and clean water (and hygiene!) for kids.

Sea Bou, Hygiene Coordinator, Splash Cambodia
Sea Bou, Hygiene Coordinator, Splash Cambodia
Clean hands!
Clean hands!
Learning about hygiene
Learning about hygiene
Jun 5, 2013

You did it! Thank you!! (Final Report)

Thank you!
Thank you!

Yay! Thanks to you, this project to provide clean water to children's hospitals in China has exceeded its fundraising goal!

Now, children at the following sites in Henan Province, China, have clean, safe, reliable water:

Jiaozuo City Jinrui Cerebral Palsy Children Rehabilitation Center A

Jiaozuo City Jinrui Cerebral Palsy Children Rehabilitation Center B

Ruzhou City Jingeng Cerebral Palsy Children Rehabilitation Hospital

Without your support, the water flowing into these institutions would still be unsafe. They would be forced to spend their limited resources on purchasing costly bottled water, which might not be readily available or even safe to drink.

"We are so happy to work with a charity organization such as yours,” said the Director of the Jinrui Center, “because you have demonstrated how much you care about us by coming back so soon after the installation. We will show the same [care] for the systems that you have shown for us."

None of this would be possible without compassionate and caring people like you. Thank you.
 
Please visit splash.org to find out more about our work in China and elsewhere. And check out our other GlobalGiving project that still needs funding: Clean Water for Kids in Cambodia.

NOTE FOR RECURRING DONORS:

We don't want to lose you!! Your future contributions will automatically roll over to our other GlobalGiving project: Clean Water for Kids in Cambodia. If you would like to make other arrangements, please log into your GlobalGiving account.
 
Again, thank you—so much—for your support.

So many more children are living with clean water because of you.

Jingeng Hospital 1
Jingeng Hospital 1
Therapy Room
Therapy Room
Happy Kids!
Happy Kids!
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