Indianapolis Non-Profit Water for Empowerment Offers Community Training on Sustainability of Economies Built On Clean Water

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Water for Empowerment is offering the Indianapolis community a basic training on the sustainability of economies built on clean water. Open to the public, Vincent Casey from WaterAid America will present “How Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Eradicates Poverty” on October 13, 2016 at 3 pm in the Community Room of the new 825 Capitol Building, Indianapolis.

Water for Empowerment is offering the Indianapolis community a basic training on the sustainability of economies built on clean water.

Water for Empowerment is offering the Indianapolis community a basic training on the sustainability of economies built on clean water.

The space at the 825 Building allows charities like ours to put on trainings and special events in a large and innovative space in the heart of Indianapolis, close to cultural assets and arts organizations.

Water for Empowerment is offering the Indianapolis community a basic training on the sustainability of economies built on clean water. Open to the public, Vincent Casey from WaterAid America will present “How Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Eradicates Poverty” on October 13, 2016 at 3 pm in the Community Room of the new 825 Capitol Building, Indianapolis.

Water for Empowerment, an Indiana-based organization devoted to empowering girls and women to build healthy futures through clean water initiatives, supports a micro-enterprises project in Nicaragua for young women led by WaterAid America. Vincent Casey, International Director for WASH, WaterAid America’s water, sanitation and hygiene program, has been invited to speak on October 13 in Indianapolis.

EnviroForensics, an Indianapolis based environmental consulting firm is hosting the WaterAid presentation by Vincent Casey in the Community Room of their new headquarters at 825 N. Capitol, in downtown Indianapolis, on behalf of Water for Empowerment. The firm has recently completed renovation of a former auto shop and costume company with new offices, community space and learning lab. The company, led by CEO Stephen Henshaw, a co-founder of the Indianapolis charity, is also hosting a 5 pm reception for the building’s grand opening. Attendees for the presentation are invited to join the 5 pm reception with an unveiling of a new light sculpture by Quincy Owens. Refreshments and tour will begin at 5 pm, in the Lounge, North Entrance.

Water for Empowerment, an Indiana-based 501c3 organization devoted to empowering girls and women to build healthy futures through clean water initiatives, is now able to sponsor fundraising and training events at the new EnviroForensics headquarters. Plans for the 825 Building in 2017 include charitable use of the multi-use facilities. Water for Empowerment will be the first charity to schedule an event in the building. The clean water charity is already making plans for a World Water Day celebration to be held at the 825 Building on Saturday, March 18, 2017.

Currently, Water for Empowerment is partnering with WaterAid America to raise awareness and money for micro-enterprises for young women in the Bilwi region of Nicaragau working in areas of sanitation, well rehabilitation, water filtration, and hygiene education. On the ground in Bilwi, WaterAid offers job skills training to women ages 16 to 30 that takes them from writing business plans to educating and developing their own markets. By educating the community on the value of clean water and sanitation, the young women are able to build a demand for clean water products and services. Young women also lead crews in construction of latrines and wells. The October 13 training will include look into the Bilwi project.

Dawn Sandoe, president of Water for Empowerment, comments, “The space at the 825 Building allows charities like ours to put on trainings and special events in a large and innovative space in the heart of Indianapolis, close to cultural assets and arts organizations.” The Grand Opening reception at 5 pm will include a building and art tour of Hoosier artists, past and present, featuring Harrison Center for the Art’s Quincy Owens and a new light sculpture.

Details about the training event and reception on October 13, 2016 are available at Registration. For more information, call 317-626-0742.

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