In 2009, FAWCO and The FAWCO Foundation announced a four year program to bring a critical global issue to the attention of FAWCO Clubs, their members and the world. The FAWCO Target Water Program was an opportunity for FAWCO member clubs and FAUSA members to work together towards the goal of clean water worldwide.

The 2009-2013 Target Program was focused on the global environmental issues of Water and Sustainability. In addition to raising awareness about the importance of clean water in all the countries where we are represented, we asked our member clubs to fundraise specifically for Tabitha Wells for Clean Water, Cambodia.

FAWCO is an international NGO and the Target Program distinguishes FAWCO clubs from other international clubs by giving them the opportunity to pool their efforts and contribute together to a UN Millennium Development Goal. We asked our member clubs for their support in whatever ways were open to them. Together we have made a huge impact on access to clean water worldwide.

FAWCO's Target Water Program, which ended in February 2013, was a tremendous success with participation from 78% of member clubs  and nearly $165,000 raised. About $135,000 went to Tabitha Cambodia Wells for Clean Water while the remainder went to other Water projects. 

 At the 41st Biennial conference in Bern, Target Program Chair Anne van Oorschot (AWC The Hague) received a Caroline Curtis Brown Spirit Award for her tireless work in the last two years. She gave an excellent final report and included a thank-you video from Tabitha's founder Janne Ritskes.

Thanks to the generosity of our clubs and members, FAWCO has changed the flow for 1541 families in Cambodia.
Target - Family well Oct 2011Tabitha Open/hand-dug Well


In September 2012, the FAWCO Board appointed the Target Evaluation Task Force to review the Target Water Program and make recommendations for improvements. Thanks to Monica Jubayli, Anne van Oorschot, Elsie Bose, Sara von Moos, Karen Lewis, Pam Perraud, and Tricia Saur for their thorough evaluation and thoughtful recommendations, which have been adopted by both FAWCO and The FAWCO Foundation Boards.





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Deep Dive Tabitha Summary and Recommendations Fall 2013
Final Target Water Report June 2013
Target Program Task Force Report and Recommendations February 2013
Target Water Bulletin - March 2013
FAWCO raised nearly $170,000 for Water
Target Water Bulletin - January 2013
Target Water Bulletin - November 2012
Target Water Bulletin - September 2012
Target Water Bulletin - June 2012
Cambodia Dedication
"Water - Changing the Flow" new photography book - 100% proceeds go to Cambodia wells
Target Water Bulletin - April 2012
Awareness Ideas for Target Water Project make your club aware - April 2012
Would you drink this water? - April 2012
Target Water Bulletin - March 2012
Target Water Bulletin - February 2012
Janne Ritskes to receive Veuve Clicquot Initiative for Economic Development Award at AWG Gala in Paris February 11, 2012
Target Water Bulletin - January 2012
FAWCO met $80,000 goal in first year of Target Fundraising!
Target Water Bulletin - November 2011
Report from Cambodia - FAWCO Field Wells making a difference
Target Water Bulletin - October 2011
FAWCO sponsors ‘Women & the Right to Water’ Panel at the UN
UN Human Rights Council – 18TH Session "Women and the Right to Water" – High Level Panel
Target Water Bulletin - September 2011
Target Water Bulletin - June 2011
FAWCO/Tabitha Wells for Clean Water in Cambodia pictures - June 2011
"Wells for Clean Water" Update from Tabitha - June 2011
AIWC Cologne's Charity Gala for Water - raised € 5,777
Sinking the Well
AWC Luxembourg/ FAWCO Clean Water Cultural Evening a Great Success!
Target Water Bulletin - May 2011
Target Water Bulletin - April 2011
Photography Water Competition - Application Form
Photography Water Competition on "Water - Changing the Flow..."
FAWCO Foundation - Target Water Project FUN-raising Cruise 2011
Target Water Project Update - over $11,000 raised so far
Tabitha Foundation - A Story from Cambodia
Presentation on Target Project - for Clubs - to download
FAWCO/FAWCO Foundation Target Water Project - 3 Finalists announced !
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