Wish for WASH Thinks

Wish for WASH Thinks is a blossoming think tank space and open-community platform for curated informal knowledge-sharing for those who are keen on learning more about or contributing to the progressive water, sanitation and hygiene dialogue.

2019 OpenIDEO + Wish for WASH Design Jam Write Up – World Toilet Day Edition

December 24, 2019 by Jasmine Burton

The OpenIDEO Atlanta and Wish for WASH (W4W) Design Challenge, known as the Design Jam, was a success on the part of OpenIDEO, W4W, and the 10 participants (comprised of both undergraduates and graduate students from the metro-Atlanta area) that attended for the second event of the year. This 2nd collaboration was held on November […]

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Wish for WASH 5 Year Impact Report

December 18, 2019 by Jasmine Burton

This impact evaluation has been developed for the purpose of assessing the real effect and reach of Wish for WASH (W4W) over its first five years in operation. In 2019, the W4W management team conducted an internal survey that was inspired by our vision to meaningfully engage more youth (under 30s) and women, particularly related […]

Filed under: Blog Sanitation Initiatives

A Simple ‘How To’ Guide Sample For Building a Sanitation Superstructure

December 9, 2019 by Jasmine Burton

This document serves as a sample guide for building an external latrine superstructure. A superstructure is a facility that has the capacity to house a simple, improved toilet. In this sample guide, the superstructure houses the Wish for WASH modular SafiChoo toilet in its composting form. The superstructure ensures the privacy of the user as […]

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2019 OpenIDEO + Wish for WASH Design Jam Write Up

April 22, 2019 by Jasmine Burton

The OpenIDEO Atlanta and Wish for WASH (W4W) Design Challenge, known as the Design Jam, was a success on the part of OpenIDEO, W4W, and the 20 participants that attended. This inaugural collaboration was held on March 10th, 2019 at the DesignBloc at Georgia Tech and was sponsored by Autodesk Fusion 360. This is summary […]

Filed under: Design Thinking Sanitation Initiatives

2018 Wish for WASH Toilet Design Thinking Class Learning Report

September 26, 2018 by Jasmine Burton

Beginning in spring of 2018, the Paideia School granted our Wish for WASH team with the opportunity to conduct a composting research project as well as leading the first of several short -term classes contributing to a larger tiny home project. The resulting course, “Giving a S***: Design for a Better World,” is centered around […]

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Wish for WASH Design Thinking Course Reflection- Week 2

May 19, 2018 by Hill Belfi

The first time I learned about Wish for Wash, I asked what a bidet was in front of a class of thirty high school students… now I talk about toilets five days a week. In my junior year of high school, I reached out to Jasmine Burton because I was passionate about global health and […]

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Day 1 Reflection of the Wish for WASH Design Thinking Toilet Curriculum Pilot

May 14, 2018 by Anya Smith-Roman

For the past year, I have been working on the Georgia Tech Engineers Without Borders team called WISH for Wash. “Wish for WASH is a social impact organization that seeks to bring innovation to sanitation through culturally-specific research, design, and education because #EVERYBODYPOOPS”. Wish for WASH 2.5 million people do not have access to basic […]

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Wish for WASH + Save the Mothers: Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Sanitation Needs Assessment Report

October 17, 2017 by Jasmine Burton

This is a needs-assessment report written by Taylor Hendricks, Jasmine Burton, and Mary Ajwang via a joint project between Save the Mothers in Mukono, Uganda and Wish for WASH during the aforementioned writer’s Global Health Corps Fellowship year. The final report is intended for grant applications in an effort to improve the WASH conditions of […]

Filed under: Global Development Sanitation Initiatives

How One Organization Is Using Sustainable Development Policies to Improve Sanitation in Nicaragua

October 7, 2017 by Emily Ferrando

Sabana Grande or The Community Sabana Grande is a community in Northern Nicaragua within the municipality of Totogalpa. Currently, people living there and in most rural communities across Nicaragua are using pit latrines. Pit Latrines are not impermeable, and thus allow bacteria from the waste collected to escape from the latrine. The bacteria can get […]

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Wish for WASH 2016 Learning Report

by Jasmine Burton

At the beginning of 2016, the Zambian branch of Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) and Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) worked with Wish for WASH (W4W), a Georgia Tech founded student startup, to retrofit one of the three-hundred Ecological Sanitation (EcoSan) toilets in a Lusaka’s peri-urban compound. The EcoSan toilets, originally […]

Filed under: Global Development