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The Global Program for Clean Water 

WaterAid and the H&M Foundation have partnered for the three-year, SEK 60 million Global Program for Clean Water which aims to provide sanitation, water and hygiene promotion in schools, with a view to improving health and education and transforming children’s futures.

 

Today, 650 million people globally live without safe water, and 2.3 billion don’t have adequate sanitation. But when water, sanitation and hygiene education is improved in schools, better health brings improved attendance and it creates a better learning environment that enhances performance. Gender equality is improved, since girls do not need to drop out of school or attend sporadically when they have their periods and there are no toilets available. 

WaterAid and the H&M Foundation have partnered for the three-year, SEK 60 million Global Program for Clean Water which aims to provide sanitation, water and hygiene promotion in schools, with a view to improving health and education and transforming children’s futures. The partnership is working to give 250,000 children globally access to clean water and sanitation in schools by 2017. One of the areas supported by the Global Program is Thatta. 

With funding from H&M Foundation, WaterAid and local NGO National Rural Support Program (NRSP) is facilitating the construction of safe drinking water points and toilets at schools in Thatta. These blocks are resistant to both saline erosion and flooding, and will support higher student attendance, especially among girls, by ensuring adequate sanitation facilities including at the time of their periods. 

The Global Program is also helping to build the capacity of students and teachers through working closely with governments at local, regional and national levels. It will engage with decision makers to drive change and ensure that water, sanitation and hygiene in schools are integrated into education plans.  

 
 
 

WaterAid’s vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation. 

The international organisation works in 37 countries across Africa, Asia, Central America and the Pacific Region to transform lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in some of the world’s poorest communities.

Since 1981, WaterAid has reached 23 million people with safe water and, since 2004, 21 million people with sanitation.

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The H&M Foundation is a non-profit global foundation, privately funded by the Stefan Persson family, founders and main owners of H&M.

Its mission is to drive long-lasting positive change and improve living conditions by investing in people, communities and innovative ideas. 

Through partnerships with prominent organisations around the globe, the Foundation drives change within four focus areas: education, clean water, strengthening women and protecting the planet.

In addition to this, the Foundation can also provide emergency relief. Since 2013, the Stefan Persson family has donated SEK 1.1 billion to the H&M Foundation. For further information, visit hm.com/hmfoundation.

 
 
 

Malin Fezehai

Malin Fezehai is a Swedish-Eritrean, New York-based photographer and filmmaker who works in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and America. 

She studied photography in her native Sweden before attending the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York. Her work focuses on communities of displacement and dislocation – from the sinking islands of Kiribati and underage workers in Ethiopia, to the war torn lives of women in Sri Lanka.

She is the recipient of a World Press Photo Award 2015 (the first iPhone image to receive a World Press Award), the Wallis Annenberg Prize, and was named one of the 30 Emerging Photographers to watch by Photo District News in 2015.  

Malin shares the inspiration behind her images in this interview >

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Press Contacts

 

Magdelena Olsson
Communications Manager

Magdalena.Olsson@wateraid.se
+46 (0)8 677 30 33
+46 (0)73 661 93 31
 

Petter Gustafsson
Communications Officer

Petter.Gustafsson@wateraid.se
+46 (0)8 677 30 21
+46 (0)72 858 58 51

 

Malin Björne
PR & Communications
H&M Foundation

malin.bjorne@hm.com
+46 (0) 70 796 39 75
 

 
 

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