- WC will focus on just one development goal bringing water,
sanitation and hygiene to schools. This will ensure that its success
is objective and easy to measure.
- WC will tap into its social and professional water/sanitation
networks in developing countries to help during the vetting process
of our local NGO partners. This will help ensure that smaller
NGOs with an established presence and proven effectiveness within
a community become our partners and are given the opportunity
- Again, leveraging our social and professional water/sanitation
networks internationally will ensure the provision of the best
context appropriate technical solutions by matching organization
to persistent problems. Successful practices/ideas being used
by our local implementing NGO partners will also be shared with
the international community and other country projects.
- Since an important part of the initiative is learning what
works (or does not)- close monitoring/evaluation, timely technical
assistance to meet challenges, and strict timelines will ensure
continuous improvement and taking care of challenges as they arise.
A step-by-step documentation of every WC initiative will also
be done to facilitate the quick scaling up of effective approaches.
- All projects will meet the current national standards established
for water, sanitation and hygiene education in the countries we
in India it will follow the latest joint guidelines published
by the Government and UNICEF)
- WC will maintain close communication with the foundations and
corporations it raises funds from - to ensure that their needs
are being met and their return on investment is clearly documented.
For its work in India, WC will also tap into the Indian Diaspora
that is eager to contribute to their country of origin. The goal
is for WC to eventually convert all its funders into spokespersons
and promoters of its work.
- To ensure community and local government buy-in of the project
and its eventual sustainability within the population - it is
a requirement of WC that our NGO partners raise at least 30% of
the total costs locally. All effort is made to involve the community
around the school in the initiative and to collaborate with any
prior or current schemes in watsan promoted by the local/national
governments in our selected area of focus.