We recognise the value of collaboration and work closely with corporates, educational institutions, government, NGOs and other stakeholders for the benefit of communities on the principles of creating shared value. To this end, we have earned the unconditional support of our partners who share the same passion and commitment in realising impact for the communities we serve.
Gram Vikas was born in 1979 out of the founder, Dr. Joe Madiath’s conviction that every family in a village must follow healthy living practices and achieve an improved and dignified quality of life before total development and poverty alleviation can occur. The result of this conviction is the Movement and Action Network for Transformation of Rural Areas (MANTRA) that Dr. Madiath initiated in 1992 which calls for a holistic and sustainable approach to development based on the participation of 100% of a village’s citizens.
In the 22-year history of MANTRA, nearly 1,000 villages and approximately 60,000 families have been transformed. In the impact areas, morbidity rate has dropped by 85%, and over 90% of children were immunised. Gram Vikas’ model of inclusive water and sanitation has influenced the India’s national level Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan which aims at universal coverage of households under sanitation and provides piped water to individual homes in rural areas.
Sulabh International Social Service Organisation
Sulabh International Social Service Organisation, a non-profit voluntary social organisation founded in 1970 by Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, is dedicated to Gandhian ideology of emancipation of scavengers. Sulabh has been working for the removal of untouchability and social discrimination against human scavengers, a section of Indian society condemned to clean and carry human excreta manually. It is highly-recognised for achieving success in the cost-effective sanitation, liberation of scavengers, social transformation of society, prevention of environmental pollution and development of non-conventional sources of energy.
World Toilet Organization
The World Toilet Organization (WTO) was founded in 2001 by Prof. Jack Sim as an international platform for toilet associations, government, academic institutions, foundations, UN agencies and corporate stakeholders to exchange knowledge and leverage media and corporate support in an effort to influence governments to promote clean sanitation and public health policies.
In 2013, WTO led a United Nations resolution, entitled “Sanitation for All”, calling for collective action to address the global sanitation crisis through the commemoration of World Toilet Day on 19 November, its founding day . The resolution was co-sponsored and adopted by 122 countries at the 67th session of the UN General Assembly. The World Toilet Day is now an official UN day and is now celebrated annually worldwide. By designating a special day to celebrate the importance of toilets in our lives, World Toilet Day serves as a reminder of the struggles faced by billions of people who still lack access to improved sanitation.
XentiQ is an international product design firm headquartered in Singapore. The Founding Directors, Ulrich Schraudolph and Eugene Tan are recognised experts in the field of human-centric design. XentiQ has successfully completed hundreds of product design and development projects with MNCs, SMEs and high-tech start-ups. Its clients include multinational corporations like Colgate, Unilever, Alcatel, Sagem and Alsthom; and innovative high tech startups in the electronics, industrial equipment, optical and medical products sectors.
The design team has won prestigious awards such as the Singapore President’s Design Award, International Red Dot Design Award, Worldstar Packaging Award, Singapore Design Award and Japan Good Design Award. Its strong track record is testament of the creativity, dedication to quality and systematic process employed by its design team.
Environmental & Water Technology Centre of Innovation, Singapore
The Environmental & Water Technology Centre of Innovation (EWTCOI) is an institution that engages in applied R&D and translates ideas into practical solutions or innovations for a sustainable environment. The Centre conducts research on the latest technologies and inventions. In addition, it collaborates with environmental solution providers and industries facing environmental challenges to develop new technology, design new products, evaluate performance of systems, improve existing processes to meet market and environmental needs.
The Centre has a state-of-the-art facility located in Ngee Ann Polytechnic. Its dedicated team of R&D Engineers and Scientists possesses strong expertise in Water, Waste Management, Pollution Control and Clean Energy technologies accumulated over numerous leading edge projects.
University of Chile
The University of Chile is a research-intensive institution and the premier university in Chile. Through its Foundation for Technology Transfer (UNTEC), it applies discoveries and invention by researchers across different faculties at the University and promote activities that lead to the better use of technology in economic, social and cultural development.
UNTEC holds the patent for “Toha® System”, a highly efficient, eco-friendly and economical solution for wastewater treatment discovered by Professor José Tohá Castelláat the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences of the University. With a highly qualified team of engineers, UNTEC is credited with the successful adoption of the “Toha® System” in over 400 applications in Chile and internationally.