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The WASH for India Volunteer Program Conceptualized and Designed by WASH United (www.wash-united.org). For more information, please contact Sabrina Aggarwal at sabrina.aggarwal@wash-united.org

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  1. 1. WASH-FOR-INDIA Volunteer ProgramWednesday, March 20, 13
  2. 2. 60% of India’s population does not have a toilet and go outside to relieve themselves. 1,000 children die EVERY DAY due to the diarrhea caused by this lack of sanitation. The loss of human dignity is immeasurable as people are forced to be in full view of others for a very private act.Wednesday, March 20, 13
  3. 3. WASH United is an award winning international NGO, with presence in India, Africa, & Germany, that pioneers the use of the use of sport star ambassadors, interactive educational games, and innovative campaigning formats to make toilets & hand- washing hygiene “cool & sexy” and to facilitate behavior change. www.wash-united.orgWednesday, March 20, 13
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  6. 6. WASH United In 2012 NIRMAL BHARAT YATRA 5 States | 6 Locations | 56 Days | 2,000 km At Each Location • 2 Acres • 20 Games • 4 Labs • 15+ Performers • 8-Minute Film • 470 Person CrewWednesday, March 20, 13
  8. 8. A problem as large as India’s sanitation crisis cannot be solved till a lot more passionate individuals step up and get involved. WASH United’s WASH-for-India Volunteer Program seeks to engage committed students from schools & colleges in & outside of India in our battle against diarrhea. VOLUNTEER PROGRAM AN INTRODUCTION This international community of deeply committed ambassadors and volunteers will work on creative & challenging projects that include but are not limited to producing films & photo essays, holding training sessions with at-risk communities, interviewing policy makers & social innovators, fundraising, petitioning, & lots more. WASH United views our volunteer program as a strategic initiative that will enable us in reaching our goal of saving thousands of lives & increasing human dignity through improved sanitation & hygiene.Wednesday, March 20, 13
  9. 9. NIRMAL BHARAT YATRA OUTCOMES ‣ 160,000 people attended the Yatra carnival and learned about appropriate sanitation & hygiene behavior through games, labs, performances, & other fun experiences ‣ Reached 230 million of the at-risk populations with messages of sanitation & hygiene in India ‣ ~ 8,500 school children trained in appropriate WASH behavior through the WASH-In-Schools program ‣ 180 teachers & 1,500+ peer educators trained in delivering WASH United’s sports based curriculum to appropriate WASH behaviorWednesday, March 20, 13
  10. 10. STRATEGY • Global network of Ambassadors & Volunteers ... PROGRAM • That through innovative & creative collaborations ... • Leads to enhanced fundraising, advocacy, & awareness FRAMEWORK for sanitation & hygiene The Volunteering program has FOUR TYPES OF VOLUNTEERS global scale, diverse • Students from top schools in India participation, & an innovative • Students from top universities in India, US, & UK activity framework. • NRIs in US & UK • International tourists with a passion for India PROGRAM SCALE • 2000 Volunteers across the world • 1000 awareness events every year • Fundraising in excess of USD 1 millionWednesday, March 20, 13
  11. 11. LEARN & EMPATHIZE • Interviews with domestic help, security guards, street children to understand sanitation perceptions & habits • Field trips to urban slums in Delhi & nearby villages • Undertake secondary & primary research to understand India’s sanitation & hygiene problem • Meet social innovators & entrepreneurs in Delhi EXPRESS & CREATE VOLUNTEERING • Films + photo essays based on these interviews & field trips • Producing creative materials - art, posters, flyers, leaflets, songs, ACTIVITIES songs, poetry - based on these interviews & field trips CONNECT & TRAIN The School Volunteering Program • Train domestic help, their children, slum communities, other at-risk offers a four stage cycle of users using WASH United game-based curriculum, materials created by activities that can be customized the students, film screenings etc. • Volunteering trips to rural India on the Nirmal Gram Mela or through for individuals, institutions, and extended immersion in villages & slums organizations • “Adopt-A-Slum”: Ongoing interaction with a slum community in Delhi around sanitation & hygiene • Organizing cleanliness drives in specific locations RAISE AWARENESS + RESOURCES • Organize film screenings, photography & art exhibitions • Organize debates & writing contests • Word-of-mouth campaigning on social networks • Fundraising drives • Exchange programs with schools in US, UK, Germany, & Africa • Form a new club or embed activities within an existing clubWednesday, March 20, 13
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  13. 13. VOLUNTEER PROGRAM BENEFITS FOR EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS DEVELOPING ETHICAL LEADERS • The program will provide leadership opportunities to students • The program will enable students to develop an understanding of the context they live in and become ethical in their outlook CO-CURRICULAR ENHANCEMENT • The program will facilitate the creation of interesting co- curricular activities through & outside of student run clubs • Students will have opportunities to use creativity & research in solving a very tangible real world problem INNOVATIVE COLLABORATION OPPORTUNITIES • The program will link schools & colleges to a growing network of similar minded schools & colleges across the world with many possibilities of exchanges • The program will enable collaboration with extremely talented designers, filmmakers, social entrepreneurs towards improved learning outcomes for studentsWednesday, March 20, 13
  14. 14. We would love the opportunity to meet and to discuss details of the program and to begin making a dent in THE WAY FORWARD the sanitation & hygiene problem in India together !!! LET’S GET IN TOUCH Sabrina Aggarwal Partnerships & Advocacy Manager WASH United IndiaWednesday, March 20, 13
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  16. 16. C-222. Sushant Lok Phase 1 Gurgaon. Haryana. India +91 124 403.4088 | + 91 99582.95877 sabrina.aggarwal@wash-united.org www.wash-united.orgWednesday, March 20, 13