Each school can choose its own specific drinking water and/or sanitation project, as long as it is aimed at marginalised poor in rural areas or slum areas in the developing world. Click here to see our project selection for 2013.
All projects in Akvo are screened and monitored to ensure quality. Project progress is shared online by the field teams concerned, using short text updates, photos, and video. Children and parents can see progress as it happens.
In some cases, local organisers prefer to support a project from an organisation that they already have contacts with. If the project fulfills the quality standards of Akvo, we can help get the project online. Our goal is to make all supported projects as transparent and accessible as possible.
Bringing water projects to life for kids
Ten year old children have completely different expectations of development projects and want to see and follow what they’re funding online. Walking for Water is now using internet tools to engage kids at this new level.
As shown below, project ‘widgets’ can be used to embed project information in other websites, blogs, etc.
Using Akvo, the children can follow the project that they helped to fund online, share images with their friends and family who donated money, and learn about the realities of construction.