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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.

2018-2020 Compost Research Project Reflection

September 1, 2020 by Jasmine Burton

The purpose of this experiment conducted by the Wish for WASH compost research team between 2018-2020 was to develop a method that properly composts horse manure into natural fertilizer within a variety of carbon to nitrogen ratios. Check out this quick write up about this project as members of the team learned and experimented with […]

Filed under: Internal Project Recap Research

Smart Sanitation—Biosensors as a Public Health Tool in Sanitation Infrastructure

July 22, 2020 by Jasmine Burton

In July 2020, the Wish for WASH health research team published our systematic literature review entitled “Smart Sanitation – Biosensors as a Public Health Tool in Sanitation Infrastructure” in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health! 🎉 “This literature review addresses current research surrounding biosensors as a tool for public health surveillance and […]

Filed under: Article Global Health Research

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

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

A Social Impact Snapshot of Wish for WASH

April 28, 2020 by Jasmine Burton

A Social Return on Investment (SROI) Measurement was captured, analyzed, and feature in One Young World’s Global Forum for Young Leaders 2019 Annual Impact Report. This methodology was inspired by Social Value UK and was devised between One Young World and PwC. Wish for WASH’s CEO, Executive Director and Founder Jasmine Burton is a One […]

Filed under: Impact Report

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 […]

Filed under: Design & Design Thinking Education Internal Project Recap

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 […]

Filed under: Design & Design Thinking Internal Project Recap

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

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 […]

Filed under: Instructional Resources

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

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: Design & Design Thinking Report Research

Wish for WASH 2016 Learning Report

October 7, 2017 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: Design & Design Thinking Report Research