Selecta supports UNICEF’s WASH project in Gambia

Leading European vending operator Selecta, is supporting UNICEF’s water project WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) to help give 25,000 inhabitants of Gambia’s Upper River Region access to clean water.

The support for the project is linked with the Seattle Water Cooler which is available exclusively from Selecta. For every one sold here in the UK and across Europe, Selecta will donate E20 directly to UNICEF to support this important water project. Gambia’s Upper River region is one of the poorest areas within the country; UNICEF’s WASH project will enable 50 communities to enjoy safe drinking water and basic sanitation.

Over the next three years, the WASH project will allow the Gambian population to benefit from a number of activities including the construction of wells, the installation of sand carbon filters in 50 schools and 50 health centres, the launch of 50 Water Committees and the introduction of Water Clubs in local schools.

Jonathan Barr, Sales & Marketing Director, Selecta UK comments: “We are proud to be able to support UNICEF’s WASH project. With only 65% of the population having access to clean water, the project is crucial in helping one of the least developed nations in the world have access to safe, clean water.”

The Seattle Water Cooler is changing the face of vending with its stylish design, pure technology and green credentials. Exclusively available through Selecta, the Seattle was developed by Selecta and its partners, world-leading beverage dispensing specialist IMI Cornelius, and the world’s leading brand in water filtration Brita, the Seattle offers the perfect solution for companies wishing to go green and reduce their carbon footprint. This innovative water cooler runs off your main water system and uses an average of just 0.6 kWh of energy a day – a quarter of the amount used by a 100 watt light bulb. And no plastic bottles mean no packaging waste and a reduction in transportation, helping businesses meet their green objectives as well as contribute to UNICEF’s WASH project in Gambia.