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Help us make it last all year!

Published on: 29/11/2019

IRC launches #GivingTuesday campaign.

THE HAGUE – 29 November 2019 – Joining the #GivingTuesdayNL movement allows IRC to step out of its comfort zone whilst not losing sight of its mission to build and strengthen water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) systems that transform lives. WASH systems are defined as a network of people and things working together to deliver WASH services.

Martin Watsisi - IRC WASH expert in Uganda

This year, on #GivingTuesday IRC is raising funds to support WASH services in health care facilities and schools in its focus districts in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Uganda.

IRC is asking the public to help make it last all year.

One big amount, lots of small amounts, or better still, a monthly donation. They all count of course. They all support IRC's work on life-saving drinking water and toilet systems in schools and health clinics.

But IRC strives to keep them working, so they need to continually raise €4000 per month. This is an amount that could support ongoing activities, from helping schools with costing WASH services to training hand pump mechanics in providing maintenance services for both clinics and schools.

WASH champions like Kato Joram, the youngest hand pump mechanic working in Kabarole district, Uganda, and Monsignor Lucas Kalifa Sanou, the Archbishop of Banfora are all supporting IRC in delivering their message. And the message is:

Help us bring clean water and proper toilets to schools & health clinics in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Uganda, that will work on Tuesdays and every day, forever.

Make #GivingTuesday go further. 

Support WASH systems.

Make a donation
Editor's notes

Interested in finding out more about the global discourse around WASH in health care facilities and schools, about how IRC is strengthening systems in these institutions and what else we could do with your #GivingTuesday donations in focus countries and beyond? Click here.

Read IRC's CEO, Patrick Moriarty's blog about how effective philanthropy can be a force for lasting change and what a fish and a fisherman have to do with this here.

Check out IRC's social media posts on Facebook and Twitter: @IRCWASH - #GivingTuesday #GivingTuesdayNL

About IRC

IRC are catalysts of change, working in every corner of the WASH sector to build and strengthen systems that transform lives. They work with local and national governments and with international partners across the world to promote systems thinking and delivery. Their international team is made up of over 90 recognised WASH service specialists and dedicated field staff, based in their focus countries, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Honduras, India and Uganda, and international experts in the United States and at head office in The Hague, the Netherlands.

Through its digital offerings, events and publications they seek to make theirexpertise and learning available to everyone. To find out more about a systems approach and why it's integral to sustainable WASH services, visit their website at


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