• Surge Goes Pink to Stop Menstrual Hygiene Stigma

    Working with our field partner Prince of Peace for Orphans and Widows (POPOW) in Uganda, we have seen firsthand how women and girls can be affected by their menstrual cycles. They often lack access to menstrual hygiene products, toilets, water, and soap, which leaves them unaware of the proper way to care for their bodies. […]

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  • ‘Our Dignity as Girls Has Been Restored’: Katwe Village, Uganda

    The children of Katwe Village, Uganda, want to be educated. But before 2005, they were travelling up to 10 kilometers to attend school at a neighboring village. Seeing the overwhelming need for a primary school, a local church founded Rwabarata Primary School. While the children were able to now be educated, they still lacked the […]

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  • Distributing Soap and Filters in Cayes-Jacmel

    Surge’s model involves forming strong partnerships with the communities we work in. We believe that in order to make a significant, transformational difference, we have to gain deep insight to the inner workings of each community. This allows us to understand the issues more clearly and work with community members on finding the right sustainable […]

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  • Philippines Testimonials: Biosand Filters Save Money, Reduce Illnesses

    Biosand Philippines (BSF) works hard to ensure that people throughout the Philippines have access to clean, safe drinking water. We have partnered with them since 2015, working together to identify communities which need water filters and providing trainings on safe water and hygiene. To date, we have provided 5,173 people with 495 filters! This work […]

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  • Dubai Students Support Good Hygiene for their Peers in Uganda

    We are four Year 9 students from Dubai International Academy. As part of our community project, we decided to investigate the topic of hygiene and children’s health in remote communities. When we first researched different organizations that we could partner up with, who focus on a similar concept as our topic, we came across Surge’s […]

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  • Menstrual Hygiene Education: A Crucial Tool to Keep Girls in School

    “When my sister had her first period, she had stomach pain, fatigue, and a headache. She kept complaining that she was sick, but we did not take her to get treated because the sickness did not seem severe. One afternoon she was laying down because of the stomach pain and noticed she was bleeding. She […]

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  • Clean Water and Sanitation: Helping All Children Get the Education They Deserve

    Surge for Water has partnered with Prince of Peace Orphans and Widows (POPOW) since June 2015. Our work has been centered in Kaberamaido, Uganda, a community of more than 230,000 people with 581 water sources. Community members often complain of stomach problems, illness, and a lack of safe, clean water as many of these water […]

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  • Transforming Schools One Latrine at a Time

    We understand that access to sanitation in schools is critical to the student’s experience and their chance for success. To this end, in 2016, we took on several school sanitation projects — the most recent being latrines for the students at Abata Primary School in Kaberamaido, Uganda. These latrines ensure that students are able to […]

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  • Chicago and Kaberamaido, Uganda, Schools Pair as Safe Water ‘Sister Schools’

    On a Tuesday afternoon at Francis W. Parker School in Chicago, 11 students are meeting to discuss global water and sanitation issues. At Abata Primary School in Uganda, a group of 22 students are meeting to discuss water and sanitation issues in their community. These schools are over 7,000 miles away, but they are connected. […]

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  • 1 Year, 11 Daycares, 174 Homes = 1,380 People with Safe Water

    May 2016 marked one year of the partnership between Surge for Water and Biosand Philippines (BSF Philippines). Together, we are working on a phased project that will bring clean water and sanitation access to several thousand people throughout the Davao area. In Barangays Carmen, Cadalian and Tamayong in Davao City, the first three project phases […]

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