Haitian girls at World Handwashing Day demo
We are continuing our efforts to provide clean water for 900,000 rural Haitians families who are without.
Some recent accomplishments include:
- Completion of partnership contract with CESVI, and Italian NGO
- Contracted to supply 99,000 bottles of our Gadyen Dlo brand chlorine solution to UNICEF
- Selected as a Final candidate for a large water and sanitation project to reach thousands of families
- Increased marketing activities (new website, logo, facebook and twitter)
World Handwashing Day
Recently, Deep Springs staff and volunteers had the opportunity to participate in this annual United Nations’ event to educate local school children and communities about the importance of hand washing.
Our 5 gallon bucket systems were used as the water dispensers for the demonstrations, which also gave us an opportunity to emphasize the importance of chlorine treatment and proper storage.
Many learned that, even though water can be clean at the source, it can become contaminated by dirty hands, dirty containers, or by not keeping a lid on the container.
Investing in our Team
At Deep Springs, we recognize that an organization is people…and so there is no better investment than the one we invest into staff training and development. Recently we had another round of training, in Milot (north) and Leogane (south).
Focus areas included: definition of leadership, styles of leadership, and strategic planning. Many games and group dynamics were included to facilitate learning, and help the team bond.
The concluding commitment of the team is one we can all embrace: “Though the road ahead may be painful, we will achieve our objectives TOGETHER!”
Thank you again for supporting suffering families in Haiti who need life-giving clean water!