What We Do

From Grand Plans to Ground Plans, GIWA is all about Social Impact

From Grand...

Participating in United Nations advocacy activities to planning with World Bank for eradicating poverty, GIWA leadership undertakes multi-stakeholder actions with a global footprint.

To Ground...

From empowering women with life skills to developing bio-toilets in schools, GIWA delivers social impact that touches millions.

GIWA is all about social impact.

Outreach that delves deeply into pressing issues

​In the race to save lives, GIWA’s field work has a special focus on India, where less people have access to healthy water, sanitation and hygiene than anywhere else in the world. 

Through our diverse range of initiatives and programmes, we passionately strive to inspire, educate, and empower the masses, fostering a transformative movement that brings about enduring change, from grand to ground, we inspire and enable change.

Our Grand Level to Ground Level Initiatives


Explore our impactful campaigns that harness the power of faith to bring about transformative change in societal perceptions. From promoting WASH to advocating for environmental preservation and empowering women, our initiatives are making a difference. 

Worship for WASH

From faith led WASH Summits to large-scale public events and beyond, leaders and communities are joining forces to save lives and create a healthier, happier, and more peaceful world. Join this transformative movement and be part of the journey towards a brighter future for all.

Women for WASH

GIWA’s Women for WASH Initiative is enabling women from villages and slums to become WASH entrepreneurs. They work together to ensure their communities embrace and have access to essential resources like toilets, clean water, and more.

World Toilet College

GIWA’s World Toilet College offers classroom and outreach training that covers the entire range of sanitation topics, empowering industry workers with knowledge, skills and pride in their work.  So far, our World Toilet College provided more than 8000 people with knowledge and skills to directly address India’s most pressing sanitation needs.

Interfaith Humanitarian Network

Through its Interfaith Humanitarian Network Programme, GIWA brings together civil society, medical professionals and dedicated volunteers as one team to respond in times of natural disasters.


GIWA’s WaterSchool programme in partnership with Swarovski trains and motivates teachers and students to learn the principles of sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene for becoming social change agents.

The Swachhta Kranti (Clean Revolution)

Witness the groundbreaking impact of the world’s first faith-inspired social movement for water, sanitation, and hygiene, touching the lives of countless millions. With the powerful guidance of revered faith leaders, communities that once never envisioned having access to proper sanitation facilities are now being inspired to embrace improved hygiene practices and more.

Life Skills Education

GIWA together with UNFPA is working to empower youth with life skills, and transform mindsets on gender equality through the power of interfaith messaging.

Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability

GIWA together with UNICEF is working with the nation’s faith leaders to empower their voices in encouraging their communities to live more sustainably, promoting healthy and sustainable lifestyles in line with the Government of India’s Mission LiFE.  GIWA is working actively to investigate, promote and implement technologies that can help control the impacts of climate change.

WASH on Wheels

WASH on Wheels is an inspired mobile educational platform that travels to communities and events across the nation, featuring videos of foremost faith leaders promoting the use of toilets, as well as street theatre, puppet shows, sanitation walks and more.

GIWA Across the Globe

GIWA’s leadership travels the world for high-level meetings and summits with our world’s leaders, sharing our vision of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for all.