WaterAid is an international non-profit organisation, headquartered in the UK, working specifically on the WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) crisis.
WaterAid’s vision is a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation. The non-profit works in partnership with local organisations in 38 countries to help poor communities establish sustainable water supplies and toilets, close to home, and to promote safe hygiene practices. It also works to influence government water and sanitation policies to serve the interests of vulnerable people and to ensure water and sanitation are prioritised in poverty reduction plans.
Ballard Chalmers makes a regular annual contribution to WaterAid since we believe in and support the fundamental human right of access to clean water and sanitation for everyone. We encourage anyone who would like to donate to this cause to do so. Click here to donate.
Information technology is transforming human experiences at an accelerating pace. Ballard Chalmers is committed to supporting human rights to ensure that as a technology company we actively play a positive role.
As part of our social responsibility, the company provides financial and managerial support for the human rights youth education charity Youth for Human Rights South Asia Trust. The Trust operates across India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, delivering human rights education to young people focused on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; as well as to the police, army and other institutions, with the purpose of improving human rights through education.
Ballard Chalmers Principal, Andrew Chalmers has worked with and supported Youth for Human Rights since 2005, saying, “Human rights and social justice has long been a personal value. Having worked in India with software partners there, we have taken a special interest in helping in this region.”
There are 30 rights and freedoms belonging to each one of us, as laid out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We encourage you to read them on the United Nation’s website here.