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Two more Gram Panchayats declared ODF in Lucknow District

The Gram Panchayats (GP) of Lalpur in Mohanlalganj Block, and of Degoi in BKT Block in Lucknow district Uttar Pradesh, were officially declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) on August 3 and 4, 2016 respectively. This brings the total number of villages made ODF by the efforts of WaterAid India (WAI) and its regional partner Vatsalya,... Read more

Bandhu Camp community kids at Pro Kabbadi League 2016

As part of WaterAid India’s ongoing charity partnership with the Dabang Delhi Kabaddi Team, we took a group of 35 boys and girls from one of our project sites in Delhi to view the kabaddi matches at the Delhi team’s home stadium  last week. About 20 of the children also got a chance to play... Read more

WaterAid India launches the Healthy Start Campaign

India is one of the fastest growing economies today. But when it comes to development indicators, it continues to lag behind. For instance, the world’s second largest democracy continues to grapple with maternal and newborn mortalities and features among the top countries for highest casualties. For every 100,000 live births, 167 mothers and 28 newborn... Read more

Bandhu Camp community kids meet Dabang Delhi Kabbadi Club players

WaterAid India (WAI) is one of the charity partners of the Dabang Delhi Kabbadi Club (DDKC) for the fourth season of the Pro Kabaddi League! DDKC is a team that represents New Delhi as well as the National Capital Region in the league. As part of this association, a share of the proceeds from the... Read more

Second Gram Panchayat in Lucknow declared open defecation free

Raipur Gram Panchayat (GP) in Lucknow in the state of Uttar Pradesh has been declared open defecation free (ODF). The GP has a population of 1,600 with 252 households. Raipur had no toilets when WaterAid India along with its partner Vatsalya started work there in October 2015. The intervention began with community meetings and community... Read more

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2016

For this year’s Menstrual Hygiene Day, WaterAid India partnered with the Integrated Child Development Services Directorate, Madhya Pradesh to expand its pilot project Udita to more than 90,000 Anganwadi centres across the state. Udita Project was launched last year to create awareness around safe menstrual hygiene management. The programme was active in 39,000 anganwadi centres in three... Read more

Loo with a View

As part of our ongoing activities to create awareness around how open defecation affects us all at Simhastha Kumbh 2016, we launched the Loo with a View. The toilets were launched on May 12 by H.H. Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of the Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh and Co-Founder of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA). These toilets... Read more

25 schools under South Delhi Municipal Corporation to be developed as WASH-friendly schools

WaterAid India and our partner Society for All Round Development recently launched a programme to make 25 schools under South Delhi Municipal Corporation as Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) friendly schools. The programme will identify WASH challenges in these schools and build an understanding of teachers and children on the importance of WASH friendly practices.... Read more