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.
Oct 20, 2016

HUGE progress toward 100% WASH in Schools coverage in Addis Ababa

Splash and AAEB signing the MOU
Splash and AAEB signing the MOU

The past three months have brought tremendous gains toward our goal: bringing 100% of government schools in Addis Ababa sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services within the next 5 years--an achievement that would benefit 400,000 kids in need.  

Central to Splash's Theory of Change is the concept of creating supportive government practices that can eventually take ownership of Splash's safe water interventions and keep them alive in perpetuity without our help. In Addis, I'm excited to announce, these local practices are beginning to unfold!

A few months ago, the Addis Ababa Education Bureau (AAEB) invited Splash to lead them in conducting a city-wide WASH survey of all private schools in Addis. Splash, having conducted the first-ever city-wide WASH survey of all public schools in Addis last year, has become known by the government as a valued leader in urban WASH. Through this new government-sponsored initiative, we are watching the local government adopt our idea that all children need safe water and clean toilets at school, and better yet, act on that principle.

In this new partnership with AAEB, Splash will sit on a Steering Committee that informs and guides this governmental action. It is an incredible indicator of change to observe the local government working in parallel with Splash to achieve a shared goal. While Splash continues to implement WASH programs in public schools, the local government has taken the first step toward doing the same for private schools in Addis. True 100% coverage is in sight. 

I am so honored to bring you this update from the field!

Today, Splash is serving safe water to 41,384 kids in Ethiopia, and each month we continue to reach more.

We're making incredible headway--none of which would be possible without people like you. Your support is critical to ensuring this systematic change becomes truly ingrained and safe water becomes a daily reality for the children of Addis. Please continue to be a part of this change in Ethiopia. 

 

Thank you! 

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Aug 5, 2016

Over 26,000 kids in Kolkata have safe water!

Cheers to you & kids with clean water everywhere!
Cheers to you & kids with clean water everywhere!

Thanks to your support, 26,778 kids at 27 schools, 3 orphanages and 2 shelters in Kolkata, India have access to safe water today!

While this is an incredible accomplishment, it's far from our ultimate goal of ensuring all schoolchildren in Kolkata have clean water, clean hands, and clean toilets.

Reaching this goal will mean implementing and sustaining WASH (water, sanitation, hygiene) programs at all 2,000 public schools in Kolkata to benefit a total of 420,000 aspiring youth! We still have a long way to go. 

Since January 2016, Splash has launched hygiene education programs at 17 government schools in Kolkata, which included training workshops for 89 teachers, 320 students, and 198 additional community members. Our staff also facilitated soap drives at each school to ensure each school is stocked with a year’s worth of soap! (Critical to promoting healthy handwashing habits.)

On the sanitation front, Splash has formed an exciting new partnership with a local consultancy, EcoTec, to help us design and construct toilet facilities that optimize space, resources, and, above all, child health and safety. We are also collaborating with the Confederation of Indian Industry to identify additional partners as we work to reach 50 more schools with our full WASH intervention by the end of this year. 

Completing WASH programs at these 50 new schools will require roughly $50,000 -- a target we can hit with your help.  

Having 50 more schools equipped with safe drinking water, proper hygiene facilities, and functional toilets will make more than 10,000 kids happier and healthier. Who doesn't want that? 

I am proud to bring you this update and thank you again for helping us bring joy and safe water to thousands of kids in India!

Let's make more smiles together.

~Julie 

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Jul 22, 2016

Six new schools & orphanages now have clean water!

It never ceases to amaze us how much our Ethiopia team can accomplish!

Within the past few months, six schools and orphanages have received permanent access to safe drinking water through Splash's water filtration systems--benefiting over 11,000 kids, teachers, and staff, instantly. 

On top of all this, the Splash team has been presenting findings from a citywide survey to audiences ranging from Ethiopia’s federal and district government officials to leaders in the water and sanitation sectors. We've also engaged over 300 school directors in direct dialogue to build support for our WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) program. Overall, Splash's work has been so well received that we were invited to sit on the WASH Steering Committee for the Addis Ababa Education Bureau!

Now, our team is preparing to install water filtration systems at 9 additional sites--putting us well on our way toward our goal to give 30,000 kids in Addis clean water by the end of the year! 

Last week, Splash's headquarter office hosted a staff member from our Ethiopia field team. He said to us, "We want to do more projects so more kids can have clean water!" It was music to our ears. 

Will you help us fund more water projects in Ethiopia?? Our team is able and ready, and thousands of kids are waiting! 

From all of us at Splash, Thank you! 

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