This article in CNN follows students from the University of Southern California as they implement a pilot project in an under-served community in Hubli. The project aims to introduce better water treatment and purification processes in the community to improve local health and prevent deaths due to unsafe drinking water and inadequate hygiene conditions. The team also intends to build awareness about importance of clean drinking water and sanitation in the community, and bring about change that is both scalable and sustainable.
The team of six students, visiting from the University of Southern California, will guide a pilot project in the under-served community of S.M. Krishna Nagar.Over the course of the next year, the Team will employ local college students to maintain the program and monitor the efficiency of the water purification technology.
And by subsidizing the cost for those living within S.M Krishna Nagar, the Team will be providing state-of-the-art purification systems at affordable prices, creating an important sense of ownership and empowerment for the people.
It is indeed laudable that students from universities take such an interest in improving the quality of life of the needy. We hope this will increase awareness among the youth in India and elsewhere also to wake up to the conditions of these communities, and undertake reforms.