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New Ecosan toilets at Chandra Middle School, India

New Ecosan toilets at Chandra Middle School, India

    We are delighted to announce the ecosan annex block at Chandra Middle School is now complete. At Wherever the Need we believe that sanitation should come first, because the only sustainable way to address issues of poverty is to tackle them at the point at which they originate. Whilst education is of critical importance to improving lives and alleviating poverty, effective learning can only take place when students are well ...

We value our volunteers – Mary Stansfeld

January 13, 2016  |   General news,Newsletters,Uncategorized   |

We value our volunteers – Mary Stansfeld

    Mary Stansfeld has recently retired after a 30 year career with the British Council (The British Council is a registered charity specialising in international educational and cultural opportunities).  Mary has travelled extensively, working in 14 different countries (including Nigeria, China, Italy, Poland, Middle East) a real mix of developed and third world countries. However, Mary has always felt a close connection with African countries, her very first overseas posting in ...

We value our volunteers – Caroline Biebuyck

January 13, 2016  |   General news,Newsletters,Uncategorized   |

We value our volunteers – Caroline Biebuyck

  Caroline Biebuyck walked her way into volunteering for Wherever the Need after a chance meeting with Andy Barrs, our co-founder, some 4 1/2 years ago, while out walking her dogs in the fields close to our offices. Only the day before she had moved to the village after spending 19 years travelling and working abroad, spending 14 years in Hong Kong and 4 years in Slovenia. She started ...

A Recipe by Atul Kochhar …

October 01, 2015  |   General news,India,Newsletters,Uncategorized   |

A Recipe by Atul Kochhar …

  Atul is one of the most critically acclaimed chefs in Britain for his take on modern Indian cuisine. Michelin-starred chef Atul has a unique talent for changing the way people perceive and experience Indian cuisine.  Atul combines his Indian heritage with his love of British ingredients to create a unique and innovative modern Indian menu. Meen Moilee or coconut fish curry is perfectly warming, ...

Back to school

Back to school

    Maharunisha is from Odakanallore, near Cuddalore in India.  She is in the 9th grade at Chandra Girls Secondary School. Her story is just one example of how sanitation projects in schools can make a difference. "Before the ecosan toilet block was constructed, we all used ...

Winter newsletter 2011-2012

January 24, 2012  |   General news,Kenya,Newsletters,Sierra Leone   |

Winter newsletter 2011-2012

In our summer newsletter, we focused on the trip David (CEO) had just made to India. In this latest newsletter we explain a little more fully what we are doing in Africa based on Richard’s (Director of African Development) most recent visit. He managed to combine a trip to both Kenya and Sierra Leone and there are many contrasts between the two countries. Kenya is one of ...

2011 Summer Newsletter

September 05, 2011  |   General news,India,Livelihoods,Newsletters,Sanitation,Water   |

2011 Summer Newsletter

Read our Summer Newsletter for a run-down on our recent work in India. Click the newsletter to enlarge Read the full newsletter here (PDF 1.4mb)