Service clubs and organisations
How can children learn and thrive at school without clean water and decent toilets?
It means that children spend their days thirsty and dehydrated, struggling to concentrate. It means that girls have nowhere hygienic and private to manage their periods, leading them to miss classes and fall behind.
And it means thousands of young people are denied access to the education – and opportunities – they deserve.
This is the reality for pupils in more than half of schools across sub-Saharan Africa – but together, we’re determined to change it.
Ethopia – Elevating Impact
By the end of March 2024, in conjunction with funding from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation through the Millennium Water Alliance, we’re planning to reach 11,000 students in the Amhara region of Ethiopia with access to clean water, decent sanitation and good hygiene.
Habtamu’s school has already seen the benefit of clean water and decent toilets, and Habtamu is proud to have learned about good hygiene, thanks to training sessions organised by WaterAid.
He’s now the sanitation minister of his school’s WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) club, and shares his knowledge of good hygiene habits with fellow students.
[Now] my role is to train other students to look after their personal and environmental hygiene. We have started taking turns to clean the toilet and our school compound.
Could your club help us reach even more schools like Habtamu’s?
Pledge to raise £1,000 or more towards our Ethiopia – Elevating Impact project, and we’ll send you and your club detailed biannual reports on how your support is transforming lives.
Together, we can spark lasting change with access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene. And together, we can ensure more young people like Habtamu have the opportunity to realise their potential.
If your club would like to request a project proposal or make a pledge, please get in touch by emailing [email protected]org or calling 020 7793 4594 – we'd love to hear from you!
Our existing supporters
Some of the fantastic service organisation and clubs already supporting our work include:
Rotary clubs in Great Britain and Ireland have supported WaterAid since 1985, raising almost £4 million in that time.
We are proud to have also had successful partnerships with Rotary clubs in Tanzania, Nepal and Ethiopia.
Soroptimist International is a global volunteer movement, committed to a world where women and girls achieve their individual and collective potential together, realise their aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide.
There are 8,000 members across 28 countries including the UK, Ireland and Malta, and countries in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.
Over the past four years our members have raised over £100,000 for WaterAid. Water and sanitation projects worldwide continue to be an area our members are incredibly passionate about.
Lisa Roscoe, Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland.
Inner Wheel is an international women's organisation with over 100,000 members around the world. Its objectives are to promote true friendship, encourage the ideals of personal service, and foster international understanding.
Inner Wheel clubs around the UK have supported WaterAid for over 30 years, raising more than £750,000 in that time.
Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organisation, with 1.35 million members. The Lions were set up in 1917 with the aim of meeting the needs of communities on a local and global scale.
Lions Clubs International British Isles & Ireland have supported WaterAid for more than 30 years, raising almost £1.5 million and helping millions of people transform their futures by making clean water and decent toilets a normal part of daily life.
Lions Clubs raised over £10,000 in 2018 for our Untapped Appeal, helping to create momentous change in communities like Tombohuaun in Sierra Leone.