Spotlight on 5 Grants for Menstrual Hygiene Management

May 24, 2017  |  by

This month on the blog we are featuring stories about menstrual hygiene management in anticipation of Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28th. We took a plunge into the grants data available on our funding map and picked five example grants that highlight how funders work with implementing partners to ensure safe access to sanitation and menstrual…

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…

Removing Barriers to WASH Webinar, May 8

May 6, 2013  |  by

The Rural Water Supply Network Equity and Inclusion Group invites you to learn about the new training materials, Equity and Inclusion in WASH, developed by the Water, Engineering, and Development Centre (WEDC) at Loughborough University and WaterAid. The training materials aim to provide WASH practitioners with a framework rooted in the social model of disability…

Leveraging Partnerships to Increase Impact

March 18, 2013  |  by

Young girl filling jerricans in the Ogurotapa village of the Pallisa district, Southeast Uganda. Credit: Rudi Dundas Tell us about the H2O+ Uganda initiative BPN helped to launch last year. H2O+ is a multi-sector initiative designed to eliminate the root causes of poverty. We developed the H2O+ initiative to reduce morbidity and mortality rates, and…

WASHing with Sesame Street Webinar, December 11

December 3, 2012  |  by

Global Water Challenge and Sesame Workshop invite you to an hour-long webinar, “WASHing with Sesame Street,” to learn about an innovative opportunity to join a coalition of partners for a targeted WASH multimedia effort. The two organizations will be developing a global campaign to deliver key messages about WASH to millions of parents, children, and caregivers around the…

Expanding the Toolbox

August 17, 2012  |  by

Latrines, like the one pictured here, and improved school WASH conditions help reduce girls’ absenteeism — just one important finding from SWASH+ research. Credit: CARE / Brendan Bannon, Kenya, 2012 In the summer of 2007, SWASH+, a school WASH project in Nyanza Province, Kenya, with a large and complex research operation, conducted a small study. The…

WASH Education in Afghanistan

July 30, 2012  |  by

Girls enjoying a reliable source of clean well water at their school. Widespread poverty and decades of war have made Afghanistan one of the worst places in the world for sanitation and hygiene. Despite ten years of international investment and relief work, it remains one of the most underdeveloped and poorest countries in the world.…

Making an Impact: Innovative Evaluation in WASH Education

July 2, 2012  |  by

Teachers in rural northern Uganda used mobile phones to complete follow-up surveys about the impact of WASH education. Credit: © Project WET Foundation The Lake Victoria Primary School (LVS) in Uganda offers an object lesson for anyone curious about the importance of WASH education. As part of a water provision project, gutters and downspouts were…