Education for Lifelong Service...
Individuals in our partner organization receive accreditation for taking design and field courses, and systems implemented by accredited professionals are eligible for certification by AguaClara Reach. Instruction is geared to the experience level of the partner, and course fees become a smaller proportion of overall project costs as partners gain expertise. The highest level courses are focused on continuing education, which is required to maintain accreditation, ensuring the partners have the knowledge to implement the latest advances in AguaClara technology.
...And Independent Community Ownership
Partners act as project managers and take primary responsibility for finding funding for their project. Construction costs are typically covered by the government, bi-lateral aid, and other NGOs, and may include funding from private donors. Course fees cover a portion of AguaClara Reach’s course development and training costs. Donors cover the remaining training cost and also support general program development, such as piloting of new systems, commencing of new country programs, and design upgrades based on new research.