Welcome to the Jasti Clean Water Initiative (JCWI), an organization that strives to help provide access to clean water to rural villages and schools in India. My name is Sourish Jasti, and I am a rising senior at Holmdel High School in Holmdel, NJ. Growing up in an Indian family and visiting India almost every year led me to be very aware of the lack of clean drinking water in rural villages and schools, which is also sadly present in many places around the world.
What I saw led me to contribute to water purification research during the 2017-2019 school years, which won me thousands in research scholarships that went towards creating JCWI.
JCWI, in partnership with Sawyer International, distributes water filtration systems to schools across South India. Our 2018 project served to create a base and network of dedicated schools/ administrators across the region. This year, I am teaming up with Rahul Kavuru, a rising sophomore at St.Paul’s School, who will be traveling with me to India. Our current 2019 project seeks to expand upon our previous work and go further in our fight against impure drinking water. We do this by fundraising and donating supplies that will help schools in India that are trying to get on their feet.
Jasti Clean Water Initiative is an official partner of Sawyer International. The MINI water filtration system has the ability to filter up to 100,000 gallons of water at 0.1-micron filtration, which allows it to purify toxic water in India. Their light-weight and durability make them optimal.
This organization was started and is run by students from high schools across the USA that are looking to make an impact on our world. Whether it be starting your own JCWI fundraiser, spreading the word on social media, or donating on GoFundMe, every action counts! Your donations will help provide the children in these communities with clean drinking water for over a year.