Winner 2019-Clean Water & Sanitation-R.I.S.E

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

R.I.S.E is dedicated to provide clean water and sanitation to every man, woman, and child in every community they worked in. R.I.S.E is able to provide clean water to one family every day. They also raise awareness on hygiene and sanitation to the public while providing education to empower local communities, especially in rural areas to run and maintain their water resources and sanitation facilities. The clean water movement aims to provide adequate and equitable safe and affordable drinking water access to rural communities using grass root innovations. The team kick-started the project in January 2019 self-funded and through contributions in kind from families and friends to reach out to the first village giving water filters and safe water consumption education to the local community to give them access to clean water, safer for consumption.

PROJECT RESULT

Through the campaigns and projects executed, R.I.S.E is able to spread the awareness on the importance of clean potable water through social media, influencers and press release. In an effort to advance the global goals, the team is motivated to inspire as many individuals as possible in supporting this movement. When every inspired person commits to save a minimum of 2 litres a day, 1,000,000 people would translate into an astonishing 730 mega litres of water saved a year, enough water to fill 292 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

WHAT IMPACT HAS THIS PROJECT CREATED IN THE COMMUNITY / NATION?

Currently, the Clean Water Movement Project impacted the lives of 1,200 individuals from 4 different villages and is on progress to triple the amount by the end of 2019. Members of the local community are able to contribute towards the well-being of the rural community. Through campaigns and projects, the local community will learn to appreciate the luxury of having a constant water supply. This will also cultivate a good hygiene and sanitation practices which is an essential part of our daily lives. The team targets to create awareness to 20% (about 6.5 million citizens) of Malaysia within 5 years. This project will also help achieve the Malaysian Environmental Performance Index on Access to Clean Water for Rural Areas of 100% coverage.

HOW HAS THIS PROJECT HELP TO ADVANCE THE CHOSEN SDG?

The Clean Water Movement project was planned and designed to help advance Global Goal 6, hence able to advance multiple sub-targets through the same initiative. The core objective of the Clean Water Movement project is to provide more individuals with access to clean water, especially in the rural communities to Provided clean drinking water for 1,200 individuals from the rural community By providing consistent clean water access and education on hygienic practices through the Clean Water Movement project, women and girls in the rural community gets the opportunity to practice better personal hygiene routines.
Awareness campaigns with the aid of social media influences helped increase the awareness of the public on the scarcity of freshwater while teaching them water efficient practices that targets to decrease Malaysian average household water usage by at least 30%. The team will also teaches the rural communities on the basic water tank maintenance and cleaning procedures to keep the water clean at all times. Created awareness to 4 rural communities and 8 urban communities that strengthen the participation on local communities in improving water and sanitation management through education.

THE TAGLINE FOR UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (UNSDGS) IS “LEAVING NO ONE BEHIND.” EXPLAIN HOW YOUR PROJECT HELPS TO REALIZE THE COMMITMENT OF UNSDGS FOR THE FUTURE.

People get left behind when they lack the choices and opportunities to participate in and benefit from development progress. People living in extreme poverty can thus be considered ‘left behind’, as can those who endure disadvantages or deprivations that limit their choices and opportunities relative to others in society. Most rural community faced the challenges of not having clean water because of their financial challenges. Through ensuring access to clean water, these people would be able to achieve a better basic standard of living and have a better chance of survival hence eradicating poverty to a certain extent. The Clean Water Movement project targets to reduce the cases of waterborne diseases and skin diseases associated with poor hygiene and sanitation practices. Topics such as good hygiene and sanitation practices need to be instilled in children since young. The team will take the opportunity to educate the rural community especially the children on the knowledge of health care indirectly advancing the global goal of quality education

aims to provide adequate and equitable safe
and affordable drinking water access to rural
communities using grass root innovations

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