Category Archives: Report

Wish for WASH x Museum of Design Atlanta

The 2021 Design Thinking and Community Outreach team within Wish for WASH hosted a Design Jam for the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) Virtual workshop series. The focus of the event was “Public Bathrooms’’ in honor of World Toilet Day on November 19th. The content for this Design Jam covered sanitation studies and various stigmas […]

Wish for WASH x Girl Scouts Atlanta November 2021

Wish for WASH (W4W) is an organization dedicated to educating and innovating in the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector. The 2021 Design Thinking and Community Outreach team within Wish for WASH hosted a Design Jam for a Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta Earn Your STEM coat troop of Cadets who were between the ages […]

Wish for WASH x The Weber School Fall 2021

After two successful 3-part Design Jam series with the Weber High School in Atlanta, Georgia last fall and spring, W4W coordinated with the faculty to repeat the series this fall to continue increasing design thinking and WASH knowledge in its high school student body. Check out more about the fall 2021 Wish for WASH x […]

A Rapid Technology Analysis: The Case for Self-Cleaning Technologies and Methodologies in Public Toilets

In 2020, we – a team of Georgia Tech Engineers Without Borders sanitation researchers and engineers –  joined the Wish for WASH Thinks (W4W)team to conduct this rapid technology analysis. We hypothesized that the development of a self-cleaning toilet mechanism could be a potential method for counteracting disease spread and to improve the overall user […]

A Critical Analysis: Bathroom and Toilet Engineering and Design Norms for Products that are Both On and Off-Grid

Wish for WASH Thinks seeks to expand the off-grid sanitation market. Sections 2 through 4 of this report provide an overview of design considerations, such as external design, sanitation concerns, disability accommodations, and composting options. Section 5 is an abbreviated market research landscape analysis that compares cost estimates and features for some of the toilets […]

2020 Wish for WASH Impact Report

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the urgent need for sustainable, effective, and accessible WASH infrastructure and interventions. This year, our world has acutely felt the consequences of prevailing inequities, limited resources, and lack of diverse leadership in the global heath and WASH sectors. Recognition of these very concerns laid the foundations for Wish for WASH (W4W) […]

A Social Impact Snapshot of Wish for WASH

A Social Return on Investment (SROI) Measurement was captured, analyzed, and feature in One Young World’s Global Forum for Young Leaders 2019 Annual Impact Report. This methodology was inspired by Social Value UK and was devised between One Young World and PwC. Wish for WASH’s CEO, Executive Director and Founder Jasmine Burton is a One […]

Wish for WASH 5 Year Impact Report

This impact evaluation has been developed for the purpose of assessing the real effect and reach of Wish for WASH (W4W) over its first five years in operation. In 2019, the W4W management team conducted an internal survey that was inspired by our vision to meaningfully engage more youth (under 30s) and women, particularly related […]

Wish for WASH and Global Growers 2016-2017 Learning Report

This is a comprehensive overview following the Wish for WASH and Global Growers dry-toilet design, implementation and monitoring project that occurred at the Decatur Kitchen Garden between 2016 and 2017.

Wish for WASH + Save the Mothers: Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Sanitation Needs Assessment Report

This is a needs-assessment report written by Taylor Hendricks, Jasmine Burton, and Mary Ajwang via a joint project between Save the Mothers in Mukono, Uganda and Wish for WASH during the aforementioned writer’s Global Health Corps Fellowship year. The final report is intended for grant applications in an effort to improve the WASH conditions of […]

Wish for WASH 2016 Learning Report

At the beginning of 2016, the Zambian branch of Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) and Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) worked with Wish for WASH (W4W), a Georgia Tech founded student startup, to retrofit one of the three-hundred Ecological Sanitation (EcoSan) toilets in a Lusaka’s peri-urban compound. The EcoSan toilets, originally […]