Scott Tyler and Jeremy Hodgson Partners of Allsop’s National Investment team and Bill Flatau of Harvey Spack Field recently travelled to Tamil Nadu , India to see firsthand the projects undertaken by Andy Barrs’ charity ‘Wherever the Need’.
Wherever the Need’s aim is to alleviate the poor by introducing sanitation and water facilities to help create and maintain a healthy environment and thereby giving individuals the ability to hold down a job. With these two fundamental needs in place, the charity’s work gives the world’s poorest people the chance to work their own way out of poverty, by achieving independence as opposed to dependence.
Their work has now included the introduction of water and sanitation facilities to the Government run schools. Scott, Jeremy and Bill travelled across hundreds of miles of South East India visiting 5 villages undergoing projects led by ‘Wherever the Need’. The projects are enabling better water supplies, washing facilities and the ground breaking technology of Eco San toilets, a waterless, cost effective solution to sanitation problems. In addition they visited the Government run schools which until recently did not have any toilet or washing facilities. The reality of this being that over 800 children attending the school would be forced to go to the toilet in nearby fields or alleyways.
Allsop and Harvey Spach Field’s joint project has commenced to house 36 toilets and 4 Eco Sans toilets for the girls at the ‘Government Girls High Secondary School’ in the Tamil Nadu district in South East India together with washing facilities. The much needed project will change these children’s lives by providing them with much need sanitation for their privacy and health.
Scott Tyler comments “The 4 day trip to India was eye-opening ,humbling and extremely rewarding . Andy Barrs and his team at Wherever the Need are really changing lives and it was unbelievably rewarding to see it firsthand. Allsop will undoubtedly continue to support Andy with new projects in the future ‘”
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