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.
May 10, 2016

Marching toward our goal: Water, sanitation, and hygiene for 400,000 kids in India!

Since 2012, Splash has been working to ensure all kids in Kolkata have clean water, clean hands, and clean toilets at school. In three short years, Splash has earned the reputation as one of the top quality water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) implementers in the country. Already, Splash is serving 26,778 children at 27 schools, 3 orphanages and 2 shelters in Kolkata. And we're just getting started!

Our long-term goal is bold yet attainable: WASH-in-School programs at all 2,000 public schools in Kolkata by 2020 -- benefitting more than 400,000 of the city's most vulnerable children.

While we have only just begun implementing our programs, we have made tremendous strides toward securing the partnerships necessary for reaching this goal. Now, Splash is in a prime position to begin leveraging our local partnerships to help us prove scale (reach 100% coverage of Kolkata public schools) and produce a replicable model for other Indian cities as well -- so kids in other mega-cities in India can have clean water, clean hands, and clean toilets too. 

Ambitions are running high in India this year as we look to:

  1. Implement WASH-in-Schools programs in 63 Kolkata new schools for the benefit of 14,860 children;
  2. Solidify partnerships that support our activities in sanitation, policy advocacy, and knowledge management; and
  3. Refine our hygiene model to ensure it’s best-in-class prior to the major push toward 100% coverage planned for 2017.

There is much work ahead. We thank you for helping us get this far and hope to see you at the finish line!

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Apr 26, 2016

Taking a Coalition Approach to Ensure Sustainability in Ethiopia

Splash Hygiene Manager with Student Hygiene Club
Splash Hygiene Manager with Student Hygiene Club

While project implementation is always a primary focus for Splash, our attention is turning to efforts that will also strengthen the local capacity and shift the cultural norms that drive behavior around water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in Ethiopia.

Since 2008, Splash has been building a strong, local team in Addis Ababa, collaborating with the Addis Ababa Education Bureau and other regional actors to strengthen partnerships and align goals with existing government priorities and resources. While keeping our ethos intact and our vision of ensuring clean water, clean hands, and clean toilets at every public school in Addis Ababa, Splash has been honing in on strategic planning for local capacity building, sustainability, and exit. 

Our capacity building strategy has been creating local jobs and enabling local owners to learn how to maintain and repair the modern filtration technology introduced by Splash. In Ethiopia, Splash projects are developing the technical skills of plumbers, builders, teachers, school administrators, and other local partner agencies. In addition, our projects are requiring schools to improve financial management practices for ongoing monitoring and maintenance of WASH infrastructure. 

Confirming local buy-in has been central to our sustainability strategy. We've been working closely with school administrators and local governmental officials every step of the way to verify our WASH solutions are contextually practical and culturally appropriate.

We’ve learned that no single organization can or should be tasked with the full undertaking of this project. Taking a "coalition approach" allows Splash to secure strategic partnerships that establish long-term financial management of all WASH projects, ensuring the infrastructure we install today will remain functional and well maintained for generations of kids into the future.

Splash is immensely grateful for the collaborative support of our partners and the astounding generosity of our donors as we work every day to ensure kids in Ethiopia have safe water today, tomorrow, and forever. 

Thank you for giving clean water, clean hands, and clean toilets to kids in Ethiopia. Thank you for giving to Splash!

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Feb 12, 2016

Clean water is flowing for kids in Kolkata, India!

Splash wants every kid to have clean water, clean hands, and clean toilets regardless of where they were born. In India, our goal is to bring sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs to all 2,000 government schools in Kolkata--reaching 500,000 kids--by 2025. 

Today in Kolkata, Splash is serving over 26,000 children in 27 schools--and that’s just the beginning. The number of children benefiting from Splash is growing rapidly as we ramp up efforts and extend our reach to 30 more schools in 2016.

To ensure the sustainability of our WASH programs, Splash commits to a 10-year service and maintenance contract with every school’s administration. We are continually building local capacity to ensure children will have the benefit of the Splash intervention for multiple decades without never-ending reliance upon international philanthropy to fund necessary maintenance, upkeep, and repairs.

Splash is currently collaborating with the Ministry of Education in Kolkata and other regional actors to strengthen partnerships and align goals with existing government priorities, all while targeting the largest number of children in the neediest areas.

It's going to take a lot of hard work to reach our ambitious goal of 100% coverage in Kolkata, but be assured that Splash will continue to work tirelessly until every child in every public school in Kolkata has clean hands and quality health and hygiene education.

Thank you for continuing to bring joy and clean water to children in India! 

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