A Vision For Clean Water has two main priorities: bringing fresh water and sanitation to rural, impoverished communities around the world, and teaching others how to do the same. We do this through holding annual workshops where we train people from around the world the basics of how to start up and follow through with such initiatives.
AVFCW conducts an annual Bio-sand Filter Workshop in partnership with CAWST (the Center for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology) based in Calgary, Canada. CAWST provides instructors who are environmental engineers with extensive experience in developing countries. In the past eight years, AVFCW has trained over 100 workshop graduates who have taken on safe water projects in India, Mali, Rwanda, Kenya, Senegal, Tanzania, South Africa, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic.
AVFCW has been involved both directly and indirectly in a number of projects throughout South and Central America.
The initial and primary focus of AVFCW’s work in developing countries has been small villages in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. We have placed filters in households in a number of villages and over 40 schools.
We are working with local Rotary clubs to see that all Lebanese public schools will have clean drinking water within five years; and that the local population will receive training to maintain any filters installed.