Villanova University Partnering with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to Improve Access to Clean Water and Sanitation in Madagascar
VILLANOVA, Pa. – Villanova University began a partnership with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in 2005 and, since that time, has worked collaboratively to advance global solidarity through education, research, advocacy and service. Villanova recently expanded upon its work with CRS and is currently working with the organization in Madagascar to improve conditions with respect to water, sanitation, and hygiene.
“Our participation in projects such as the Madagascar project enables us to develop a model of research and direct action whereby our students and faculty can work with communities to determine ways we can match skills and resources with the needs of people in local villages,” said Barbara Wall, Vice President for Mission and Ministry. “This way we may all be part of working for authentic human development and the furthering of the common good.” more