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    Chicago Teens Learn About the Global Water Crisis

    Skylar — a 17 year old from Chicago, Illinois — founded the very first Surge for Water high school club at Lane Tech College Prep, where she is a senior this year. Here’s an update from Skylar on the club’s activities and what they have learned. From Skylar: I wanted to give an update about Surge Eco […]

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    Surge’s Start: How and Why We Seek to Change the World

    Shilpa Alva is the executive director of Surge. Born and raised in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and most recently a resident of Chicago, Illinois, Shilpa now volunteers for Surge full-time, traveling the globe to build and maintain field partnerships, teach Surge’s signature WASH sanitation training, and raise awareness for the global water crisis. Shilpa’s Story I’m often […]

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    Surge Visits Cambodia: Update on Partnership with RDI

    Written by Surge volunteer Phil McCarter. Read his first three field updates from the Philippines here, here and here. After the Philippines, [Surge co-founder and executive director] Shilpa and I continued on to my final stop of the trip, Cambodia. I think it is definitely safe to say that this country was not what I had expected at […]

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    Surge Visits the Philippines: Field Updates from Davao

    Written by volunteer Phil McCarter After we left Manila (read all about it here), our next stop was Davao, a stunning part of the country located in the southern province of Mindanao. Its lush, rolling green hills came as a pleasant contrast to what we had just experienced in Manila. Here, we were meeting with […]

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    Surge Visits the Philippines: Phil’s Story

    Written by Phil McCarter I like to think I have always been at least somewhat altruistic, having donated to various charities here and there since I was quite young. While I knew such acts were having some form of positive impact, no matter how small, a desire to actually go and physically make a personal […]

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    FLOW SOAP For Love Of Water

    I am a 7th grader in Evanston, Illinois. For my Bat Mitzvah project, I was inspired to do something related to water because I love swimming, sailing, windsurfing and anything having to do with the beach and water. I appreciate so much that I live near our beautiful Lake Michigan and have easy access to […]

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