Water & Sanitation

Meghanlata Gupta

Water Challenges for Native American Communities (07/29)

Below is the press release for the upcoming speaker series of the Troy, Michigan Rotary Club, to be held virtually on Wednesday, July 29th. AVFCW is sponsoring the presenter, Ms. Meghanlata Gupta, who will be speaking regarding hygiene practices in her community. Everyone is invited to join us that day for the virtual meeting via Zoom and learn more about the Anishinaabe people. Meghanlata Gupta is an Anishinaabe student, historian, and journalist from the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. As a senior at Yale University completing a Bachelor of Arts in Ethnicity, Race & Migration, her research and organizing...
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WASH Program Design Online Workshop 2020

WASH Program Design Online Workshop (5/29-6/30)

Because of the recent postponement of this year's in-person workshops, we have decided to work together with longtime partner CAWST to put together an online workshop geared towards though that want to learn more about creating and managing their own WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) projects. Learn more about it and sign up to join us below! Want to set a WASH Program for success and sustainability?  You will be in the class with other implementers from around the globe working together to address the seven focus areas for planning WASH projects. The first edition of the WASH Program Design Online workshop...
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Erica Gwynn WASRAG Interview

WASRAG Interview with Erica Gwynn

The former chair of AVFCW (and current board member) Erica Gwynn was recently interview by WASRAG -- Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (a volunteer organization made up of members of Rotary International). Erica spoke about "beginning with the end in mind", in regards to starting and maintaining water and sanitation projects around the developing world, and her work within Rotary International as the Area of Focus Manager for Water & Sanitation. The key reason for failure of many large WASH programs is that there is no provision for post-completion financing. In the past, many programs did not factor in ongoing...
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Cholera Prevention in Nepal

Nepal Cholera Prevention Project

Cholera is one of the major problems facing Nepal after the recent earthquake.  According to The World Health Organization, it  can kill someone within hours if left untreated.  About 75% of people infected do not develop any symptoms. The bacteria are present in their faeces for 7–14 days after infection potentially infecting other people. A Vision for Clean Water is working with Rotary Club of Troy, Michigan  and the Kathmandu Midtown Rotaractors to prevent serious outbreak of cholera in Nepal. They have been partnering since 2004 and have supplied water or sanitation to  many schools and villages. You can help. Please pass...
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World Water Day Presentation (3/22)

Christ Our Light Catholic Church in conjunction with A Vision for Clean Water is hosting a World Water Day program on Sunday, March 22nd from 12:00pm 'til 2:00pm in the parish social hall following the 11:00am Mass. The Church is located at 3077 Glouchester corner of Coolidge in Troy. The program will include activities of Youth Ministry and younger children. Speakers will give us information about the water problems of the world; including the fact that children and adults die everyday from water related illnesses. We will also learn of the successes benefiting many of the developing nations through demonstrations and displays...
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