Stars Foundation Announces Impact Award Winners for WASH

December 9, 2013  |  by

Just last month, I wrote about Stars Foundation’s recent experience adding Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) as a new category for our flagship Impact Awards programme. Today, I can announce the inaugural winners. But not before I attempt the blogging equivalent of a tension-building drumroll… The Impact Awards recognise and reward effective, well-managed local organisations…

Stars Foundation Announces New Award Category for WASH

November 6, 2013  |  by

At the Stars Foundation, we have spent the last 12 years identifying and investing in exceptional organizations working to improve the lives of disadvantaged children. Since 2007, we have focused our energy on the annual Impact Awards – a program that recognizes and rewards outstanding local organizations operating in the countries with the highest rates…

How to Kill Your Charity

August 26, 2013  |  by

I have spent virtually every waking moment for the last six years building my international charity, Splash. As of this month, we implement WASH projects serving 250,000 children in seven countries every day — and we are fast on our way to doing so for more than one million children. In the coming months, we will…

What Is Good Enough? Defining a “Basic Service Level” for WASH in Schools

July 22, 2013  |  by

Catarina testing questionnaires with BRAC team in Mymensing, North Bangladesh. Credit: Catarina Fonseca Over the last year, there have been many requests to the WASHCost team to adapt the life-cycle cost approach to other sub-sectors. One of them is WASH in schools. Programme managers and funders want to know the costs for the provision of WASH in…

STARS Foundation Launches 2013 Impact Awards

September 26, 2012  |  by

School girl from Jogimara, Nepal, washing her hands at a Restless Development Nepal water supply. (2011 Asia-Pacific Health Award Winner) Credit: Kristian Buus The STARS Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the 2013 STARS Impact Awards recognizing outstanding organizations that achieve excellence in the provision of services to disadvantaged children. In response to…