WATER, SANITATION & HYGIENE (WASH)
Globally, around 2.1 billion people lack access to safe, readily available water at home, and over 4 billion people are without safely managed sanitation facilities (WHO/UNICEF JMP- 2016). Provision of WASH education and services improves the health of family members, especially children who grow stronger and perform better in school and sports.
By providing safe and clean drinking water, sanitation and hygiene facilities, you can help the most disadvantaged people to maximize their potential in a safer and healthier environment and contribute in the fight against poverty, hunger and disease.
WHAT WE DO?
Construction of Water Wells and Water Pumps: In Africa and South Asia, we improve the communities’ access to safe and clean drinking water by constructing water wells and installing water hand pumps in coordination with the relevant local government departments and ensuring compliance with the globally accepted quality standards. The water well can serve a community of around 3,000 people and Water Hand Pump serves up to 200 people for 5-10 years.
Construction of Latrines and Water Facilities in Schools: In highly under served and poor communities, we support the installation and maintenance of latrines and water facilities in schools since children are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of poor sanitary conditions and lack of hygiene. It is also an important factor in education, especially for girls, many of whom leave school after puberty due to the lack of latrines.
WASH Education and Awareness: Establishment of WASH Committees at community level and their training orientation on WASH and better management of water facilities. We also facilitate the setting up of School Health Clubs and awareness raising events and campaigns, community education using electronic and print media, training and mobilization of health volunteers/workers.
Your SADAQAH JAARIAH GIFT of $500 can provide safe and clean drinking water to around 200 people and a gift of $3,000 can secure water supply for around 3,000 persons for 5-10 years.