ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Iwould take this opportunity to sincerely thank each and every person withoutwhose support and guidance this project would not have been successful.

Firstand foremost, I would like to extend my gratitude to Professor J. Phillip, President of Xavier Institute of management and entrepreneurship (XIME), Kochi forintellectualizing the idea of socially useful productive activity(SUPA) andincluding it as a part of our PGDM curriculum. I am also grateful to Dr.

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Manoj Varghese, director of XIME,Kochi for giving us this opportunity to serve the society in our own littleway.Iam extremely thankful to Dr. ArulSenthilkumar.

S, Assistant Professor, SUPA Coordinator for his support andguidance throughout the SUPA programme.I,now would like to thank my NGO “WaterAid” to have given me a chance to intern with them and be a part of such agreat initiative that they are working on to transform millions of lives bymaking clean water, sanitation and hygiene accessible to them. It was a greatlearning experience. My sincere gratitude toMr. Farrukh Khan, chief Water aid (U.P.) and Mr.

Shishir, project coordinator for giving me full support andconstant supervision in completing the assigned project on time.Iwould also like to express my humble gratitude towards my parents, relatives,friends and seniors for their kind co-operation and encouragement kept memotivated throughout this journey.  PREFACE SUPA (Socially Useful andProductive Activity) is an exceptional opportunity given to the students of Xavier Institute of Management andEntrepreneurship (XIME), Kochi to work for the betterment of the society.It helps the students to serve the society in their own little way. Everystudent undergoes an internship of 18 to 20 days in a non-governmentorganisation which help them in escalating their knowledge and change theirperspective about the poorest section of the society.

The primary objective ofSUPA is to make the students work and closely observe the organisationstructure and its functioning. This internship not only provides a chance todevelop a deep understanding about the problems prevailing in the society butalso gives a chance to provide the best solutions to their problems.I chose to work with “WaterAid” because it has touched uponthe issue which demands the maximum attention in today’s time. Around 44% ofthe population of India still defecates in open and lack the safe drinkingwater. WaterAid pledges to make clean water and sanitation available toeveryone and everywhere. With all the projects they are running currently,they’ll be able to make this vision into a reality.


2        History of WaterAid   1.1.3        WaterAid India   1.1.4        Key Milestones   1.

1.5        Major Partners   1.1.6        Achievements of WaterAid International   1.1.7        Achievement and Prospects OF WaterAid India   1.1.8        Mission, Vision, Values   II 2.

      NGO PROJECTS   2.1            Safe Water          2.2 Hygiene          2.3 Sanitation     2.4 Menstrual Hygiene Management          2.5 Urban WASH          2.6 School WASH           III       3.

MY CONTRIBUTION TO THE NGO           IV       4.CONCLUSION          4.1 General Observations          4.2 Recommendations/suggestions        4.3 Personal learning and experiences     REFERNCES   ANNEXURE A   ANNEXURE B                                                                       CHAPTER 1                                                 ABOUT THENGO     1.1  INTRODUCTION: 1.1.1        WaterAid:WaterAidis a non-government organisation which was set up in 1981 as a response to the UN International Drinking Water and Sanitationdecade (1981-1990).

It is headquartered in London, has its presence in 37countries including Africa, Central America, Asia and the Pacific region.WaterAid has fundraising offices located in Australia, Japan, Sweden, theUnited Kingdom and the United States. Activities at WaterAid involve providingpeople with clean water, safe sanitation and hygiene education.WaterAid believes that these three essentials are needed to change people’slife for good.            Map showing interventionareas of WaterAid globally            1.1.2 HISTORYWaterAid started in 1981 because noother organisation existed.

In 1981 the membersof U K water industry decided to unite to reach out to millions of people toprovide them with availability and access to safe and clean water, sanitationand hygiene. There first project started in Zambia and Sri Lanka. In 1985 they startedcollaborating with local partners and working in 10 different 1988WaterAid reached out to 3,50,000 people. In 1993, they started working on their1000th project.

Inthe same year they funded Hitosa Gravity scheme, the largest single water supplyscheme in Ethiopia which helped them to reach to 50000people. In 1994, theirreport 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 becomesa 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 8.1million people with safe 2010 WaterAid international was foundedto help country members under WaterAid federation to function efficiently andeffectively. In 2012,WaterAid partnered with Water Logic to help raise funds for the poorestcommunities in the world, to provide them with clean and sanitary water. In2016, they helped 24.9 million people with clean water,24 million with decenttoilets and 16.7 million with good hygiene.

         1.1.3 WaterAid India:WaterAid India was formed as a part of global WaterAid Organisation in1986 which has been working for four decades to provide safe water, sanitationand hygiene to people across the world.

WaterAid collaborates with its workingpartners in local communities to utilise low cost technologies to deliversustainable water supply, sanitation and hygiene solutions to the poor in theeconomically less developed countries.  Since its presence in India from1986, WaterAid India has been growing in its significance in deliveringassistance and solutions to the poor in both rural and urban areas.