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The work created by the Wish for WASH Thinks community seeks to inform, advocate, educate, reflect and ideate on recent water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) related news and research while also acting as a platform for diverse voices to not only contribute to, but to lead innovative and progressive projects within this sector.

COVID-19 DESIGN THINKING WORKSHOP – May 2020 Virtual Design Jam Pilot Process + Reflection

July 22, 2020 by Jasmine Burton

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wish for WASH team sought to use the power of design thinking to help support water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)-related homeless initiatives in Atlanta in a creative, interactive, and generative format. This document captures the team’s process, experience and learnings as well as potential next steps for conducting a similar […]

Filed under: Design & Design Thinking Education Internal Project Recap

Wish for WASH x International Rescue Committee in Atlanta Instructional Design + Life Skills Curriculum Pilot: Cooking Oil and Grease Disposal Lesson Reflection

April 29, 2020 by Jasmine Burton

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Atlanta and Wish for WASH (W4W) piloted a water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) related curriculum with a diverse group of adult learners who attended. W4W was involved in two pilot sessions. The first pilot, led by W4W members Tamara Renno and Jasmine Burton, was held on February 19th, 2020 […]

Filed under: Education Internal Project Recap

Winter 2020 Wish for WASH x Girl Scouts of Atlanta Design Jam

April 16, 2020 by Jasmine Burton

The Wish for WASH (W4W) education team conducted a Design Thinking workshop with a troop from the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta. It was an overall success with the 5 W4W team members that led the event and coordinated the logistics for 12 Girl Scouts (approximately ~8-9 years old) that attended with their mothers. This inaugural […]

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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: Impact Internal Project Recap Report

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 […]

Filed under: Design & Design Thinking Education Internal Project Recap