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Apr 14, 2017

Splash Partnership in Ethiopia Delivers Impact

Splash in Ethiopia! Photo by Gavin Gough
Splash in Ethiopia! Photo by Gavin Gough

Splash’s goal in Ethiopia is to reach 100% of government schools in the capital, Addis Ababa – that’s over 450 schools serving more than 400,000 kids!

In the fall of 2016, the Addis Ababa Education Bureau (AAEB) invited Splash to lead them in conducting a city-wide water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) survey of all the private and government schools in Addis to better understand the conditions in the schools. Splash, having conducted the first-ever city-wide WASH survey of all public schools in Addis in 2015, became known by the government as a valued leader in urban WASH.

In partnership with AAEB, Splash developed and co-managed a huge survey of all government and private schools in Addis Ababa – 465 government and 1,674 private schools – in 2016. Splash was responsible for providing the mobile data technology to collect the survey data (Formyoula), co-designing the survey questions with AAEB, and training AAEB to conduct the survey and manage over 100 survey collectors.

We are very excited to report that this work is now complete and that preliminary results will be released in the next month! The partnership has greatly increased Splash’s capacity to design and manage surveys using mobile data collection technology. It also built the capacity of the government to better serve its schools and ensure that all children have access to safe water and clean toilets.

Most importantly, this work will inform our ongoing work in Addis and future interventions.

By the end of 2016, Splash had served 51,280 children at 54 schools, 10 orphanages, 5 shelters and 2 hospitals in Addis Ababa.

Your donation to Splash has helped to make all this work possible and is propelling us towards our goal of reaching 100% of the public schools in Addis!

Thank you for making a difference! 

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Feb 2, 2017

New Year New Goal!

By 2030, India is predicted to have the largest population in the world, and Kolkata – the capital of West Bengal – is India’s third largest city. Kolkata is seeing explosive population growth with a growing proportion of urban slum residents. Water is widely available but it is typically contaminated. Unsanitary conditions, crowding and inadequate health and education facilities exacerbate the effects of poverty.

Splash has bold ambitions to reach all 2,000 public schools in Kolkata with WASH programs by 2021, benefitting 420,000 of the city’s poorest kids. In 2016, Splash India implemented WASH programs at 24 new schools, bringing our total coverage in Kolkata to 90 sites. We also unveiled a new hygiene manual for teachers, in partnership with the Kolkata Department of Education.

Splash’s goal is to create a gold standard for WASH-in-Schools in Kolkata, that can be replicated across India’s major cities and beyond. In 2017, our plans are to implement our WASH implementation at more than 100 schools, refine our sanitation program, and initiate government advocacy at the national level.

It has been a pleasure to share our exciting progress in Kolkata with you in 2016. Your donation to Splash has helped to make all this work possible. I hope you will continue to support Splash as we race towards our ambitious goal in 2017. 

On behalf of the kids we serve and everyone here at Team Splash, 

Happy new year and thank you for being part of the change! 

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Jan 18, 2017

New Year New Goal!

2016 was a critical year for Splash Ethiopia. This year, our Ethiopia team grew into a robust and diverse team of a dozen skilled engineers, managers, and health professionals. Our team introduced WASH programs to 12 new sites, benefitting over 7,200 kids, teachers, and staff, while continuing to strength our ties with the Ethiopian Government. The Addis Ababa Education Bureau (AAEB) demonstrated their growing commitment to and support of our work by funding a Splash-led WASH survey of all private schools in the city, and inviting Splash to join the city’s WASH Steering Committee. 

Today Splash served 51,280 children at 36 schools, 10 orphanages, 5 shelters and 2 hospitals in Addis Ababa.

Splash has defined a 5-year implementation plan for Addis Ababa. Aim for 45 schools to receive WASH programs, bringing us to 20% coverage in Addis. WASH experts (Nick) to lead team to create citywide map of engineering specs, and get them approved by government Edu, Finance, Construction bureaus. Private sector collaborations (concrete companies, sanitation hardware, and sanitation behavior change. Integrate Splash work into AAEB work, so when they present standards our standard are shaping what Addis will look like in the future. As a foundational year, 2017 will pave the way for scale, replication, and completion. Will need to pilot several new supply chains (materials sourcing) and sanitation solutions in 2017 in order to standardize a final WASH model Addis that can be replicated in other cities across Ethiopia and eventually, Africa. On this trajectory, we plan to achieve 100% coverage in Addis in 2021 with a WASH model that’s been government-backed and readily adoptable by other regional municipalities.

Goal: 44 more schools, total 100,162 kids, cost per kid: $1.63. 

It has been a pleasure to share our exciting progress in Addis Ababa with you in 2016. Your donation to Splash has helped to make all this work possible. I hope you will continue to support Splash as we race towards our ambitious goal in 2017. 

On behalf of the kids we serve and everyone here at Team Splash, 

Happy new year and thank you for being part of the change! 

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