Training Courses


Project training by Friends Who Care International is usually the first step toward implementing a new Biosand Water Filter project. The training will vary according to needs.

We are constantly evaluating the possibility and potential of new projects and are willing to consider ANY country. We like to partner with a local Christian NGO for the most effective self-sustaining projects.

If you would like more information on our training or are considering a Biosand Water Filter project , please email us at We would be happy to discuss the possibilities with you!

The course consists of 3 days of intense training ( 9:00 am to 6:00 pm) divided between technical classroom training and hands on involvement in every aspect of a BSF project including making the filters, pouring cement, preparing the media, installation and implementing filters and follow up ministry. You will be involved hands on in all phases of the project establishing confidence to teach it yourself after training. 

The course will include:

  1. How to Establish & Operate a Biosand Water Filter Project
  2. Building a Business Plan
  3. The BSWF as a business or ministry
  4. Income and cost analysis
  5. Making the Steel Mould
  6. Train the Trainer
  7. The BSWF Project as an Effective Ministry Tool
  8. The Role of Women in a BSWF Project
  9. Good Hygiene Habits
  10. Water for Life – Community Water Security
  11. Sanitation and Cleanliness for a Healthy Environment
  12. Micro Credit

Fee: $125 (Spouse included) to cover costs of classroom and shop materials, DVD of all class materials, electronic teaching files, all PowerPoint Presentations and a CD of all project photos. Graduates receive certification as a Program Implementer with an accredited certificate

We will be using the newly designed light weight Compact Filter 2010 that reduces the final size and weight for easier handling.

At the conclusion of the course you will be:

  1. Equipped to train trainers
  2. ◦Have the ability to setup BSWF projects anywhere in the world
  3. ◦Able to train others to operate and take ownership of a project
  4. ◦Backed by 24/7 email support in all areas of your projects

If you have an interest, please contact us at or call 403-278-2780. We will send you an information registration form by email. Thank you for your support and compassion for the unreached. May God bless you in a special way today.  ©  Friends Who Care International 2014