ONE DROP, RBC Unveil Water Project in India

Note – ONE Drop was, I believe, founded by Guy Laliberté, the founder of Cirque du Soleil.

ONE Drop, a Montreal-based NGO, and Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) announced Project India, an initiative to educate and improve access to safe drinking water and sanitation in Orissa, India. Project India will be funded by a C$1.1 million grant provided by RBC. Project India will partner with local organizations to work with local residents to establish community-managed water supply and sanitation facilities.

In addition, ONE DROP will collaborate with local organizations such as the Bakul Foundation, to create an arts and education program intended to provide lasting behavioural change with residents and in the community at large. The RBC Blue Water Project will fully fund the implementation of the arts and education component of Project India.

RBC Blue Water Project is a 10-year, $50 million philanthropic commitment of the Toronto-based bank to support organizations that protect watersheds and ensure access to clean drinking water. ONE DROP is focused on raising awareness of water-related issues and encourage the adoption of responsible water management practices. 

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