would take this opportunity to sincerely thank each and every person without
whose support and guidance this project would not have been successful.
and foremost, I would like to extend my gratitude to Professor J. Phillip, President of Xavier Institute of management and entrepreneurship (XIME), Kochi for
intellectualizing the idea of socially useful productive activity(SUPA) and
including it as a part of our PGDM curriculum. I am also grateful to Dr. Manoj Varghese, director of XIME,
Kochi for giving us this opportunity to serve the society in our own little
am extremely thankful to Dr. Arul
Senthilkumar.S, Assistant Professor, SUPA Coordinator for his support and
guidance throughout the SUPA programme.
now would like to thank my NGO “Water
Aid” to have given me a chance to intern with them and be a part of such a
great initiative that they are working on to transform millions of lives by
making clean water, sanitation and hygiene accessible to them. It was a great
learning experience. My sincere gratitude to
Mr. Farrukh Khan, chief Water aid (U.P.) and Mr. Shishir, project coordinator for giving me full support and
constant supervision in completing the assigned project on time.
would also like to express my humble gratitude towards my parents, relatives,
friends and seniors for their kind co-operation and encouragement kept me
motivated throughout this journey.
SUPA (Socially Useful and
Productive Activity) is an exceptional opportunity given to the students of Xavier Institute of Management and
Entrepreneurship (XIME), Kochi to work for the betterment of the society.
It helps the students to serve the society in their own little way. Every
student undergoes an internship of 18 to 20 days in a non-government
organisation which help them in escalating their knowledge and change their
perspective about the poorest section of the society.
The primary objective of
SUPA is to make the students work and closely observe the organisation
structure and its functioning. This internship not only provides a chance to
develop a deep understanding about the problems prevailing in the society but
also gives a chance to provide the best solutions to their problems.
I chose to work with “WaterAid” because it has touched upon
the issue which demands the maximum attention in today’s time. Around 44% of
the population of India still defecates in open and lack the safe drinking
water. WaterAid pledges to make clean water and sanitation available to
everyone and everywhere. With all the projects they are running currently,
they’ll be able to make this vision into a reality.
ABOUT THE NGO
History of WaterAid
Achievements of WaterAid International
Achievement and Prospects OF WaterAid India
Mission, Vision, Values
2.4 Menstrual Hygiene Management
2.5 Urban WASH
2.6 School WASH
3.MY CONTRIBUTION TO THE NGO
4.1 General Observations
4.3 Personal learning and experiences
is a non-government organisation which was set up in 1981 as a response to the UN International Drinking Water and Sanitation
decade (1981-1990). It is headquartered in London, has its presence in 37
countries including Africa, Central America, Asia and the Pacific region.
WaterAid has fundraising offices located in Australia, Japan, Sweden, the
United Kingdom and the United States. Activities at WaterAid involve providing
people with clean water, safe sanitation and hygiene education.
WaterAid believes that these three essentials are needed to change people’s
life for good.
Map showing intervention
areas of WaterAid globally
WaterAid started in 1981 because no
other organisation existed.
In 1981 the members
of U K water industry decided to unite to reach out to millions of people to
provide them with availability and access to safe and clean water, sanitation
and hygiene. There first project started in Zambia and Sri Lanka. In 1985 they started
collaborating with local partners and working in 10 different countries.in 1988
WaterAid reached out to 3,50,000 people. In 1993, they started working on their
1000th project. In
the same year they funded Hitosa Gravity scheme, the largest single water supply
scheme in Ethiopia which helped them to reach to 50000people. In 1994, their
report on mega slums released. Their network builds stronger to 6 million people.
In 2003 they started working in 15 countries and in 2004 they WaterAid becomes
a global organisation, having Australia and America on board as members. In 2009,
they were successful in reaching 13.4 million people with clean water and 8.1
million people with safe sanitation.in 2010 WaterAid international was founded
to help country members under WaterAid federation to function efficiently and
effectively. In 2012,
WaterAid partnered with Water Logic to help raise funds for the poorest
communities in the world, to provide them with clean and sanitary water. In
2016, they helped 24.9 million people with clean water,24 million with decent
toilets and 16.7 million with good hygiene.
1.1.3 WaterAid India:
WaterAid India was formed as a part of global WaterAid Organisation in
1986 which has been working for four decades to provide safe water, sanitation
and hygiene to people across the world. WaterAid collaborates with its working
partners in local communities to utilise low cost technologies to deliver
sustainable water supply, sanitation and hygiene solutions to the poor in the
economically less developed countries. Since its presence in India from
1986, WaterAid India has been growing in its significance in delivering
assistance and solutions to the poor in both rural and urban areas.