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Friday, 31 May 2024 22:28

Young man from Lampung receives Kyoto World Water Grand Prize 2024 Featured

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The World Water Forum Bali event closed last May 24. Indonesia as the host of the 10th World Water Forum handed over the milestone of organizing the 11th World Water Forum to Saudi Arabia. At the closing of WWF Bali, Youth Sanitation Concern Coordinator Iffah Rachmi received the Kyoto World Water Grand Prize 2024 award organized by the Japan Water Forum in collaboration with Kyoto City and the World Water Council.


Iffah founded Youth Sanitation Concern (YSC) in Lampung since 2018, which actively promotes sanitation issues, handwashing with soap, and maintenance of sanitation facilities. YSC presents sanitation in a creative way to attract the attention of the community, especially the younger generation. When receiving the award, Iffah Rachmi said that this initiative is the first step for YSC to continue working so that water sanitation becomes mainstream in people's lives.


The Kyoto World Water Grand Prize recognizes grassroots organizations that make significant contributions to solving water problems in developing countries. The organization awards a prize of 2 million Yen. According to Iffah Rachmi, Coordinator of Youth Sanitation Concern, this award is an honor and proof that the younger generation can contribute to changing habits in society. According to Rachmi, we must trust and give more confidence to the younger generation.

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