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5 11, 2016

GIWA Meets HH Pope Francis at the Vatican

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Co-Founder/Co-Chair of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, Secretary-General of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), met this week with Pope Francis at the Vatican in Rome. Pujya Swamiji presented His Holiness Pope Francis with an elaichimala (a mala made of fresh cardamom pods, shown in the photo) [...]

27 10, 2016

GIWA’s Women for WASH Programme Reaches out to Rural Women

Just recently, GIWA's Women for WASH and World Toilet College Programmes conducted a very-successful training conducted on WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) at Mohallapuri, Uttarakhand. Attending were 60 women future Women for WASH participants. Over 90 percent of the residents in this location are not using toilets. The topics of this first training included the [...]

27 10, 2016

WaterSchool Launched in the Ganga Himalayas

The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance is so pleased to announce the launch of the first WaterSchool Programme in the Ganga-Himalayas. To be implemented by GIWA, in partnership with Swarovski, WaterSchool will teach children across this environmentally-vital area how to love and protect their water resources as caring stewards. The programme was launched here on the [...]

22 10, 2016

GIWA in Vrindavan

A beautiful programme took place today in Vrindavan at the launch of a special initiative to preserve and serve Vraj Bhoomi. At this special event, which brought together people from across the Vrindavan region and around the world, the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), Ganga Action Parivar, Braj Vrindavan Act Now, and Yamuna Action Parivar [...]

15 10, 2016

GIWA Celebrates Global Handwashing Day

On Global Handwashing Day, we celebrated the power of washing our hands with soap to prevent diarrheoa, pneumonia and other waterborne illnesses, which take so many innocent lives every day. HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Co-founder of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, Secretary-General of GIWA, President of Divine Shakti Foundation, Bharat Mitra, President-Founder [...]

21 09, 2016

Watch our Wonderful New Video on our Summit in Ladakh!

This beautiful short film by UNICEF highlights our historic Worship for WASH Ladakh Summit that took place from the 29-30th August in Leh-Ladakh, with the technical support of UNICEF. The two-day summit was conceived and led by GIWA's Co-Founder HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati​ji, was inaugurated by Hon'ble Shri Narendra Singh Tomar​, Union Minister of [...]

12 09, 2016

Training Professional Outreach Workers for Sanitation at the World Toilet College

Community outreach workers from Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand came together this week for a special World Toilet College course to build their capacity to teach communities about sanitation. This training provided an opportunity for outreach workers from organizations including Organic India to enhance their understanding of sanitation, hygiene and nutrition principles, and how [...]

8 09, 2016

Faith in Action: Senior Faith Leaders, Private Sector Executives and Major Media Representatives Meet in Delhi for GIWA

A stimulating roundtable for Global Interfaith WASH Alliance in Delhi brought together senior faith leaders, private sector executives and major media representatives to discuss Religious Social Responsibility, Media Social Responsibility and Corporate Social Responsibility for improved Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) for all. These influential leaders also discussed how they could collaborate in making a [...]

7 09, 2016

The Honorable Prime Minsiter of India Tweets About GIWA Five Times in One Day!

It was such an honour to have the Honorable Prime Minister of India, Nerendra Modiji, tweet and share about the Sarva Dharam Swachhta Evam Sadbhavna Sankalp, organized by the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance Summit in Ladakh, led by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, with the technical support of Unicef-India. It was inspired and blessed by GIWA's [...]

1 09, 2016

Ladakhi WASH Summit Concludes with a Historic Pledge and Water Blessing

The second day of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA)- UNICEF Worship for WASH (Sarva Dharma Swachhta Evam Sadbhavna Sankalp) Summit concluded with a historic pledge and water blessing ceremony on the banks of the Sindhu River, at the Sindhu Darshan Ghat,in Leh-Ladakh.GIWA’s leaders representing India’s diverse faith traditions gathered together to offer the water [...]