IWSH Announces Two New International Volunteering Opportunities


ONTARIO, Calif., March 19, 2019 — The International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH) is excited to announce it will lead two new project assignments that are now open for interested volunteer and sponsorship applications.

The first project announcement represents another step in the IWSH partnership with the Nepal Village Health Improvement Program, from Australian NGO Healthabitat O/S. Slated for the end of May, this assignment will focus on completion of new water supply, hand washing, toilets and waste disposal systems for Laangarche Lapse School and Pancha Kanya School, which are located a short distance apart in the mountainous Sindhupalchok region northeast of capital Kathmandu.

IWSH will assign two volunteer plumbers to this latest Healthabitat O/S project, and all international travel plus local transfers, accommodation and board for the duration of the project will be fully sponsored for the selected candidates.

Interested volunteers are invited to register their details, here:

The second project announcement is the next installment of the Community Plumbing Challenge, Navajo Nation program. This follows the October 2018 pilot IWSH-Navajo Water Project collaboration, a partnership with U.S. Water Prize-winning nonprofit DigDeep. This pilot project delivered running water, safe wastewater disposal and a range of other building renovations to 10 households across the Baca-Prewitt chapter in the area surrounding Thoreau, New Mexico. The team consisted of more than 30 skilled tradespeople from across the United States, as well as Australia, Canada, Ireland and South Africa.

The next collaboration is slated for early June and will see a newly assembled international Trades Team support DigDeep’s newest community outreach across the remote region of Navajo Mountain, on the Arizona-Utah state border.

Interested volunteers — plus groups or larger companies and organizations who would like to get involved — are invited to register their details, here:

“Water, sanitation and plumbing are vital to global health, so we are excited to announce these new projects,” said Dain Hansen, managing director of IWSH. “Both are continuations of existing programs: strengthening new and existing partnerships and ensuring that real, long-term benefit for the host communities — in terms of improved access to water and sanitation enhancing living environments, impacting public health, and stopping people getting sick — is being achieved. We encourage any interested parties, whether they are young students and apprentices, experienced professional contractors, or larger companies and manufacturers, to get in touch and let us know how they would like to get involved!”


The International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH) harnesses the skills and expertise of water industry professionals, organizations and manufacturers to support critical water, sanitation and hygiene initiatives worldwide. It does this by tapping into more than 100 years of industry experience to develop local infrastructure, improve governance, and create conditions for better public health and economic outcomes. For more information, visit www.iwsh.org.

SOURCE The International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH)

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