Water for India 2009

In January 2009, Hartford Art School Professor Natacha Poggio and a team of five Art & Design students traveled to Abheypur, India to implement the Water for India sanitation campaign (to partner the works of the Engineers Without Borders Student Chapter at the University of Hartford).

The campaign originally began as an assignment in the Spring of 2008, and was continued after receiving feedback from Abheypur's villagers. Water for India aims to convey the importance of cleanliness, sharing, and respect for water resources. During the January trip, the team painted a mural at the girls' primary school and distributed coloring books with sanitation tips as well as t-shirts with the campaign logo.

For the upcoming trip in January 2010, a new team of students is currently working on expanding the sanitation campaign to provide teaching tools for the primary school teachers and awareness campaign targeting high school boys to prevent alcohol consumption. At the same time, we are working on a gender equality campaign for the girls and young women of Abheypur.

Look at the pictures and video below to see our progress from start to finish!

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  • VIDEO DGC Water For India trip 2009

    In January 2009, Hartford Art School Professor Natacha Poggio and a team of five Art & Design students traveled to Abheypur, India to implement the Water for India sanitation campaign (to partner the works of the Engineers Without Borders Student Chapter at the University of Hartford). The campaign originally began as an assignment in the Spring of 2008, and was continued after receiving feedback from Abheypur's villagers. Water for India aims to convey the importance of cleanliness, sharing, and respect for water resources. During the January trip, the team painted a mural at the girls' primary school and distributed coloring books with sanitation tips as well as t-shirts with the campaign logo.

  • The team, and volunteers posing with the completed mural.

  • The finished mural painted at the girls' primary school.