Splash

$328,000 grant funding from 2014 to 2018

With a focus on urban communities, Splash establishes local enterprises in developing megacities to implement water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programmes in high-density, child-serving institutions (schools, orphanages, and hospitals).

Splash’s model follows a three-fold approach that seeks to serve the greatest number of children using the fewest resources. This is achieved by:

  • Building local capacity and forming strategic partnerships to craft practical solutions.
  • Proving 100% WASH coverage of a target child population to entice local governments and influencers.
  • Transitioning ownership and management of all projects to local enterprise, creating locally rooted WASH solutions that reduce reliance on international philanthropy.

Splash’s urban WASH model is influencing governmental policies, cultural norms, and local economies around the world—especially in the megacities of Kolkata, Kathmandu, and Addis Ababa.

Splash is operational in China, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam—and is on track to reach 1,000,000 children by 2020.

The Foundation is supporting Splash to pilot a new water kiosk model for schools in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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