This course module intended for Xavier University outreach communities and partners is a 2-day training course that combines the imparting of knowledge on: basic concepts and principles of the reuse-oriented ecological sanitation approach; linkages to health and agriculture; available low-cost sanitation technologies; newly developed TPS technology and its potential to create lasting and highly fertile soils, and basic organic farming practices
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The focus of ACCESSanitation will be on making tangible improvements to sanitation services and facilities in the ten participating cities in India and the Philippines. This will be achieved through the development of local capacity to plan, design and implement sustainable sanitation systems and by launching campaigns to raise awareness on improved hygiene practices.
The Sustainable Sanitation Center (SuSan Center) is a multidisciplinary convergence center of Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan involving the 3 Xavier University Colleges: School of Medicine, College of Engineering and the College of Agriculture. The SUSAN center is committed to a science-based and multi-sectoral engagement in sustainable sanitation aiming to achieve a cleaner and healthier environment and promoting human dignity for peaceful and sustainable development in Mindanao, the Philippines and the wider Southeast Asian region. The SUSAN centers core activities include capacity development of communities, policy makers and other institutions on sustainable sanitation and to support the development and implementation of various sustainable sanitation technology solutions.
The Appalachian Institute currently coordinates over 20 immersion trips for high school and college aged students from across the region. Each trip focuses on relationship building with Appalachian communities, authentic learning on the challenges and beauties of the region, reflection based on Jesuit pedagogy, and action steps for continued connection after the immersion experience.
Lannette Booth received the West Virginia Social Action Research Award during Wheeling Jesuit University’s Student Research and Scholarship Symposium, held April 12 on the campus, for her project, “A Study of the Effects of Heavy Metals from Coal Fly Ash Contained in Little Blue Run Lake.”