Ways YOU Can Get Involved!
If you'd like to participate or invest in what we're doing, we are always looking for old SmartPhones (or dumb phones) or monetary donations. With either type of donation, 100% of your donation will go directly to on-the-ground work in Nepal! You can find out more information about these opportunities below.
Cell Phone Donations
Do you have an old SmartPhone somewhere in your home collecting dust? Well, we can use it! Immediately! Many people living in more remote areas of Nepal are interested in becoming citizen scientists, but don't have a compatible GSM Android phone with working camera and GPS required to collect data. Your old SmartPhone can make a difference by providing an educational or employment opportunity for a citizen scientist and by generating critical water data!
Each citizen scientist records their data observations using a SmartPhone app developed using the ODK platform (more on this here). As our team of citizen scientists continues to expand, we are looking for phone donations that can be used by our team to collect these important data. All phones that are able to be used in Nepal will be given to citizen scientists to record data observations; all other phones will be recycled and 100% of the funds generated will go towards continuing work in Nepal.
Phone donations from the USA or internationally can be shipped to the following address:
3881 Benatar Way, Suite G
Chico, CA 95928
If you don't have an old cell phone, not to worry, you probably have some money and we're willing to take that too :)
We have a donation account set up through CrowdRise that you can find here. Apart from the percentage of every donation that CrowdRise takes for their operations, 100% of your donation will go directly to on-the-ground work in Nepal (i.e. S4W-Nepal salaries and expenses). No money will be used for western (i.e. USA) overhead, including salaries or expenses. If you'd like to donate more than $100, please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out how to donate directly to SmartPhones4Water.
We are always on the lookout for support on social media! We have Facebook and Twitter accounts and would love to have your support through clicks, likes, thumbs up, high-fives, retweets, and sharing with all of your friends and family!
Depending on where you call home, we are excited about potential new opportunities and avenues to support SmartPhones4Water and participate in our work with us to improve lives by improving our understanding and management of water resources! Stay tuned!
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