This project provides clean drinking water in the artisan’s workshops. We provide water filter systems in artisan’s workshops where there is a lack of clean drinking water. The problem of water has taken a major hit in India, there is usually no running water in india for long periods, which causes concerns with the amount of clean drinking water available. This project was started recently and has been implemented in about 9 workshops and in the next 2 years we hope to expand this into all our artisans’ workshops. The main aim of this project is to supply our artisans’ workshops with water filters and motivate them through workshops/education on the benefits of drinking clean water. Many times people from minority/backward community do not understand the importance of having clean drinking water available. This project is a long term investment as we plan to provide water filters in about 100 different workshops.
Adding to our on-going social project “pyas”, we distributed 10 water filters to Artisans and Staff of Noah’s Ark on 28th Jan 2012. We have received many requests for water filters from artisans and so far we have met almost half of the requests. Many requests keep coming to us but we have always tried to meet this demand for water filters.
Ms. Kathleen Campbell of TTV – USA visited us from 27th to 29th Jan 2012 and we used this opportunity to distribute the water filters by her. The artisans who received the water filters were: Mohd Shahid (Brass and bell work) , Mod Shanawaj (Brass and aluminium casting) , Shanawaj Hussain (Brass and aluminium work) , Mohd Saleem (Brass and aluminium sheet work and platters) , Mohd Riyaz (Glass mosaic work) , Intizar Hussain (Recycle materials work) and The staff of Noah’s Ark were: Babboo (checker) , Bhupindra (checker) , Veer Singh (checker) , Jameel (repairer).
The total amount spent on these filter was around Rupees 25000 (US$ 500).
“We would like to thank you for your support by buying our beautiful handicrafts and we ensure you that we will continue to improve the living conditions of the marginalised population in the handicraft sector through our work.”