Darshana Agrawal – Volunteer Architect, Community Plumbing Challenge 2015
IWSH partnered with the Indian Plumbing Association and the WorldSkills Foundation for the inaugural Community Plumbing Challenge in 2015, in which teams from the United States, Australia, Basque Country and India built a new sanitation facility for a 400-student school in Nashik. The school now has 25 working taps (up from four before), and hand wash drainage, two taps in toilet areas (none before), improved ventilation, better water pressure, and higher water tank storage capacity.
Education & Training
IWSH has sponsored the construction of a full girls’ bathroom at the Government Higher Secondary School in Palayad, Kollam, located in southern India. The work on the girls’ facility was completed by 23 students aged 17 and older who were part of the Kerala government’s State Skill Development Project, whose goal is to equip its young population with the skills necessary to work in a variety of innovative sectors to deal with the state’s unemployment problem. The project included both the Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP) and the Additional Skill Enhancement Program.