Providing Clean Water
Clean water and sanitation is a human right. When people, especially children, have access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, they lead healthier and more successful lives.
We don’t just build wells and walk away. Rotary members integrate water, sanitation, and hygiene into education projects. When children learn about disease transmission and practice good hygiene, they miss less school. And they can take those lessons home to their families, expanding our impact.
How Rotary makes help happen
Rotary has issued a global challenge to its members, asking them to work collectively to improve education quality and access — particularly for girls — by working with communities to improve teacher training, curriculum, and water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities.
WASH in Schools Target Challenge
Rotary’s Target Challenge to develop sustainable water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH), and education projects is being piloted in five countries: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, India, and Kenya.
Rotary has partnered with the U.S. Agency for International Development to implement sustainable, long-term projects to improve water supply, sanitation, and hygiene in the Dominican Republic, Ghana, and the Philippines.
Making schools healthy
Rotary members are providing clean, fresh water to every public school in Lebanon, so students can be healthier and get a better education.
Rotary and the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education have teamed up to tackle the world’s water and sanitation crisis by training professionals to devise and implement solutions in developing and emerging countries.
Advocates for Clean Water
Rotarians join the fight to clean up the western basin of Lake Erie, the source of drinking water for millions of people.
The power of clean water
The Rotary Foundation is changing the world by providing grants for projects and activities around the globe and in your own backyard:
Strengthen the ability of communities to develop, fund, and maintain sustainable water and sanitation systems.
Provide equitable community access to safe water, improved sanitation, and hygiene.
Support programs that enhance communities’ awareness of the benefits of safe water, sanitation, and hygiene.
Support career-minded professionals’ studies related to water and sanitation.
Create tools and resources that facilitate, measure, and enhance high-quality water and sanitation projects worldwide.
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What can you do to make clean water available to everyone?