Usa Primary Kids with their new and improved tippy taps
Our “Water is the Life-Line of Life” projects are built on three years of cultivating relationships with teachers, students, grass-roots public-private partnerships and national and local government leaders (who have served as our early promoters and allies), creating a strong infrastructure for community support and project implementation of the Hydraid Biosand Filters (BSF).
The implementation of GSP’s projects are unique, because we’ve developed a strategic distribution plan designed to train and empower teachers to install their Hydraid® BioSand water filters. In addition, the District Education Officers (DEO’s) have put the ownership of the project in the hands of the Headmasters/teachers (the children also play a significant role in the construction of “their” filters), which gives us a build in workforce and the teachers live beside the beneficiaries, which creates support and acceptance of the BSF and raises awareness of its affordability; addressing the fundamental issues of poverty and “handouts” — opening the door towards accountability as we move forward into installing filters into health clinics, hospitals, communities/ households — empowering women to close the gap of recommendation. This type of coordinated effort will set the tone for the rest of the country and will help drive the success and sustainability of the project well after GSP has gone to setup clean water projects in other communities and countries.
The community support that GSP has received through our outreach efforts has raised awareness and
created more demand for the filters, which will help drive the success and sustainability of the project well after GSP has gone to further expand our clean water projects into other communities and countries.
Global Sustainable Partnerships (GSP) is a 501(c) 3 that was established in 2010 by Kimberly L. Fogg and Mary Barth. Mary was born and raised in Tanzania/United States and when Kimberly’s Father passed away in 2009, Mary invited Kimberly to come to Tanzania to grieve. While in Tanzania, Mary sent … Read More >>
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