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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.

Wish for WASH x The Weber School Design Jam Fall 2020 Series

January 25, 2021 by Jasmine Burton

Wish for WASH (W4W) is a social impact organization that seeks to innovate in the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector through culturally specific research, design, and education. Since 2018, W4W has been expanding its WASH-related educational programming by piloting Design Jams for intergenerational and intersectional audiences. The Weber High School in Atlanta, Georgia approached W4W […]

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Wish for WASH x International Rescue Committee in Atlanta Instructional Design + Life Skills Curriculum Pilot 2 – Cooking Oil Disposal and Plumbing Lesson Reflections

January 12, 2021 by Jasmine Burton

This life skills curriculum pilot reflection is a continuation from the first Wish for WASH (W4W) and International Rescue Committee Atlanta (IRC) pilot report from April 2020. View the initial, flagship report here for further context on the history and goals of this collaborative project.  Read more about this Curriculum Pilot 2 in the December […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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