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Water Centric's Bike-A-Thon : Pedal for a Great Cause!
Our latest Water Centric Newsletter (March 2011) –read it now !
Water Centric - Vikas Club kids singing hygiene education song
The kids use creative ways to make learning about hygiene fun. One example is singing a hygiene related song written by their music and dance teacher, Mrs. Bhattacharya. Click on the above link to see the video and hear the song in Hindi.
Chelsea High School, Asian Club students, raise $2500 for Water Centric
Students of The Asian Club of Chelsea High School (CHS) dedicated themselves to raising $2500 for Water Centric after hearing Lotika Paintal’s presentation - on the dire state of global water and sanitation- at their school. The Asian Club is one of the most active clubs at CHS with around 30 members who are involved in a wide range of activities. This time through various fundraisers at school and the club’s annual event, Asian Night, the students successfully raised $2300, with an additional donation of $200 from the CHS Multicultural Club. The Asian Club President, Michael Chung, and Asian Club advisor, Jennifer Gulko, worked very hard to make good on their commitment for what they saw as an important cause. The money is being used by WC to build functional toilets and water stations at one of our 10 MCD schools in Delhi, India. Water Centric is very appreciative and is looking forward to an enduring partnership with students at CHS.
Inter-continental letter exchanges:
This spring, one of our partner schools in the US initiated a letter exchange with Water Centric partner schools in Delhi. You can read more about this heartwarming exchange among students that are literally oceans apart in our Project section of this website.
Water Centric is expanding its social networks. You can now interact with us via the Water Centric Blog, our Facebook page and Twitter. Our intent is to provide you with updated information about our projects as well as on recent in the field. We would like to engage you in the evolving discussion about the problems and solutions related to water and sanitation. We hope to develop a broad and engaged audience of people interested in helping solve some of our planets big problems.
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Completion of Septic Tank in Molar Band and start of Water Station construction:
We have recently completed installation of a new septic tank in our Molar Band MCD School. that had non-functioning toilets for lack of a sewage removal system.
In another school we have begun installation of a new water station for the children to have access to clean water for both drinking and washing.
Events to raise awareness:
Water Centric regularly participates in events or presents to interested groups or universities in the US to build awareness related to the dire state of clean water, sanitation and hygiene education in our world. These sessions may vary in size but always help inform and engage people in the issues and recruit supporters and volunteers for our programs.
Some examples of past awareness raising events that Lotika S. Paintal from Water Centric has been invited to participate in or has organized:
Brande is University, March 27, 2009: Guest lecturer - Graduate course on Intercommunal Conflict and Coexistence; Development, Aid and Coexistence
Northboro Junior Woman’s Club, March 24, 2009: Presented Water Centric to members
Tufts University, March 23, 2009: Guest Lecturer –Course on Economics of cities and urbanization in developing countries
Evening with Water Centric, Jan 13, 2009 - Informational session held at a home in Lexington, MA for a group of interested people
The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE)- Young Entrepreneurs, Jan 10, 2009: – Addressed young entrepreneurs on Social Entrepreneurship
Wellesley College, November 10, 2008–Spoke to students of ‘Darshana’ interested in service
Chelsea High School, November 5, 2008 – Addressed the students of the Asian and Multicultural Clubs
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Social Entrepreneurs Group, July 31, 2008:
Billions of thirsty people – why is water and sanitation the next major global challenge?
Panel Discussion organized and moderated by Lotika Paintal. Featured speakers included Denise D. Knight of the Coca Cola Company’s Water Sustainability Initiative, Michael Delaney, Director of Oxfam America’s Humanitarian Response, and Dr. Balakrishnan Rajagopal, Associate Prof., MIT
Salem State College, July 24, 2008: Presented to teachers
Water Centric in the news:
Startup looks to battle issues of hygiene, water:
The Gatehouse News Service and The Lexington Minuteman recently covered Water Centric’s work of delivering water, sanitation, and hygiene education to the neediest schools in India. Please take a look and follow the link to read the complete story!
Water And Sanitation – The Next Global Challenge
Woman responds to water crisis
Kimonos and profits flow on Asian night