We have a lot of photos and videos to share with you. Here are all the galleries that we have posted so far. We'll continue to post more, so check back often to see the latest we have been up to!

  [Video] SODIS X Animation

[Video] SODIS X Animation

What's that? You have only a few minutes but want to know how SODIS X can help make your drinking water safer? You like animations too? We've got you covered. ;) Watch the video (3:55 min).

  [Photos]   Interactive Activities In Huay Malai School And More   Sep 15-17, 2015

[Photos] Interactive Activities In Huay Malai School And More
Sep 15-17, 2015

We held interactive learning activities at Huay Malai school. Through games and discussions, the students learned about drinking water safety and treatment methods. We also went to Ban Mai school to follow up on the SODIS X activities of the past month. Also, there were more development on the SODIS X sales at the community stores and the Rainflowr rainwater collector. See the photos.

  [Video] Drive From MTEC To Nong Lu (Implementation Sites)   Aug 18, 2015

[Video] Drive From MTEC To Nong Lu (Implementation Sites)
Aug 18, 2015

Here's a time-lapse video of the drive from MTEC to Nong Lu (the location of the implementation communities), from 6 hours to 5 minutes. Come along for the ride! Watch the video (5:51 min).

  [Photos] Hands-On School Activities, Local Business Planning, And More   Aug 18-21, 2015

[Photos] Hands-On School Activities, Local Business Planning, And More
Aug 18-21, 2015

Our team held hands-on learning activities for the students in Ban Mai school, as part of their science fair. We also discussed business plans with representatives of two local groups and finalized pricing details for the soft launch of SODIS X sales in the communities. Also, we tested the latest prototypes of the Rainflowr rainwater catcher. See the photos.

  [Photos]   Visiting SODIS X Users In Early Rainy Season   Jul 14-16, 2015

[Photos] Visiting SODIS X Users In Early Rainy Season
Jul 14-16, 2015

It had been raining sporadically daily. Our team followed up with different groups of SODIS X adopters. See the photos.

  [Photos]   Teaching Materials For A Local School And SODIS X For Day-Laborers At The Border   Jun 16-18, 2015

[Photos] Teaching Materials For A Local School And SODIS X For Day-Laborers At The Border
Jun 16-18, 2015

We provided teaching materials for lessons on safe drinking water, treatments, and hygiene to a local school, and they will be used by the nature club and different classes, such as science, arts, and social study, at various grade levels. We also outlined a plan to provide training on drinking-water safety, treatments, and hygiene, and to make SODIS X available, to day-laborers at the border who were amidst a diarrheal outbreak. See the photos.

  [Photos] Expanded Training For Additional Change Agents   May 25-27, 2015

[Photos] Expanded Training For Additional Change Agents
May 25-27, 2015

We visited the users of SODIS X for their feedback at the beginning of another rainy season. Many staffers of development organizations from the Mon state were at PRF for a month-long training on various development areas, including solar drying, drinking-water safety, treatments, and hygiene, hoping to bring back the knowledge to people in their communities. At a local school, a plan was finalized for how the lessons tailored for students would be integrated into different classes and school activities. See the photos.

  [Photos]   New Initiatives With Local Schools And Businesses   Apr 28-30, 2015

[Photos] New Initiatives With Local Schools And Businesses
Apr 28-30, 2015

Our team continued to gather feedback from the SODIS X usability study. We also started a dialogue with the Viakadee community's saving group, which was one of the local businesses who could pursue production and distribution of SODIS X products. We also contacted teachers at Wat Wang school and planned to collaborate on setting up a series of lessons and teaching materials on drinking-water safety, hygiene, and water treatments, for the students  See the photos.

  [Photos] Start Of User Feedback In SODIS X Usability Study   Mar 9-11, 2015

[Photos] Start Of User Feedback In SODIS X Usability Study
Mar 9-11, 2015

After the SODIS X usability study had started for a few weeks, our team started gathering feedback and suggestions from the users. The response thus far had been positive. Many users also indicated that they would buy SODIS X at a fair price and continue to use it in the future. See the photos.

  [Video] SODIS X In Fung Na And Viakadee Communities   Feb 23-25, 2015

[Video] SODIS X In Fung Na And Viakadee Communities
Feb 23-25, 2015

Here's a peak at how SODIS X is being used in Fung Na and Viakadee communities. The users set up SODIS X in the early morning and collected the disinfected water in the late afternoon, as part of their daily routines. Watch the video (4:00 min).

  [Photos] Expansion Of SODIS X Usability Study   Feb 23-25, 2015

[Photos] Expansion Of SODIS X Usability Study
Feb 23-25, 2015

The SODIS X usability study continued in Fung Na, Ban Mai, and Mong Sa Tur communities, and Baan Dada Children Home. Several more families in Viakadee and Moraka communities also started participating in the study. See the photos.

  [Photos] More Team Visits To SODIS X Usability Study Sites, And Baan Dada Children Home   Feb 9-11, 2015

[Photos] More Team Visits To SODIS X Usability Study Sites, And Baan Dada Children Home
Feb 9-11, 2015

Many more of our team members from MTEC visited the project’s implementation sites and families who were participating in the SODIS X usability study. Baan Dada Children Home, a local non-profit organization that hosts about 50 children from remote areas and supports their education at local schools and colleges, had also recently adopted SODIS X for disinfecting drinking water for the residents. See the photos.

  [Photos] Start Of SODIS X Usability Study   Jan 21-23, 2015

[Photos] Start Of SODIS X Usability Study
Jan 21-23, 2015

Over 30 households have signed up to use SODIS X for treating drinking water for their families and to also help provide us feedback on the usability of the devices. We went to visit the families a couple weeks after they started using the devices, to get initial feedback and give advice on proper usage. The feedback thus fas has been positive and encouraging! See the photos.

  [Photos] An Evening Of Community Health Campaign   Nov 18-20 2014

[Photos] An Evening Of Community Health Campaign
Nov 18-20 2014

The community health campaign had begun! Here's a look at the activities in one evening, when Taweeke and Sittha visited a few households in Fung Na communities. See the photos.

  [Photos] New SODIS X! Design & Gearing Up For Community Health Campaign   Oct 2-10, 2014

[Photos] New SODIS X! Design & Gearing Up For Community Health Campaign
Oct 2-10, 2014

A new and improved design of SODIS X! was developed. The team also prepared more educational materials for the community health campaign. See the photos.

  [Video] Workshop For Community Health Campaign   Sep 23-26, 2014

[Video] Workshop For Community Health Campaign
Sep 23-26, 2014

A video compilation from the 2-day workshop on drinking-water safety and hygiene for community health volunteers and representatives from the target communities, for the upcoming community health campaign. Watch the video (2:58 min).

  [Photos] Workshop For Community Health Campaign   Sep 23-26, 2014

[Photos] Workshop For Community Health Campaign
Sep 23-26, 2014

A 2-day workshop on drinking-water safety and hygiene for community health volunteers and representatives from the target communities, to prepare them for the upcoming community health campaign. See the photos.

  [Photos] Revisiting The Communities In The Midst Of The Rainy Season   Jul 30 - Aug 2, 2014

[Photos] Revisiting The Communities In The Midst Of The Rainy Season
Jul 30 - Aug 2, 2014

Matthias came to Thailand and got to meet and work with the rest of the team in person. We went to revisit the communities in the midst of the rainy season. The material and disinfection studies was nearly coming to the end of the 3-month period. See the photos.

  [Photos] Baseline Community Survey   Jul 7-9, 2014

[Photos] Baseline Community Survey
Jul 7-9, 2014

Here's a look at the baseline survey that our team were conducting with the communities in Nonglu subdistrict. In total, we interviewed 386 households in 22 communities. The interviewees were all very gracious and welcoming to our team! Meanwhile, the material and disinfection studies continued in spite of the rain. See the photos.

  [Video] Time-Lapse Of The Stakeholder Meeting And More   Jun 12, 2014

[Video] Time-Lapse Of The Stakeholder Meeting And More
Jun 12, 2014

Here's a short and fun video clip of the stakeholder meeting and community-survey focus group in action. Watch the video (0:54 min).

  [Photos] Stakeholder Meeting, Focus Group, And More!   Jun 9-13, 2014

[Photos] Stakeholder Meeting, Focus Group, And More!
Jun 9-13, 2014

We invited stakeholders from the communities, including community leaders, health volunteers, saving-group representatives, and health officials from local hospitals, to meet with us, and presented to them the concepts of the UpWater project and conducted a focus group. The disinfection and material studies continued. See the photos.

  [Video] Time-Lapse Of The Material-Study Setup   May 19-21, 2014

[Video] Time-Lapse Of The Material-Study Setup
May 19-21, 2014

Here's something fun to watch! Check out our team in action as we set up the material study and started the first day of experiments. Watch the video (1:12 min).

  [Photos] Setting Up The Experiments   May 19-21, 2014

[Photos] Setting Up The Experiments
May 19-21, 2014

Our team from MTEC went to Pattanarak Training Center to help the local staff start getting ready for the experiments that are parts of the disinfection and material studies. See the photos.

  [Photos] First Site Visit!   Jan 28-30, 2014

[Photos] First Site Visit!
Jan 28-30, 2014

Our team members from MTEC and SGS took a 7-hour ride to Sangklaburi to meet with the staff of Pattanarak and to visit potential implementation sites for the project. We visited and talked to the local people in Fung Na, Ban Mai, Mong Sa Tur, and Song Ka Lia communities, as well as the dayworkers at the Three Pagoda Pass border crossing point. See the photos.