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children during a sanitation workshop
health and sanitation advocates in Rwanda

Internship opportunities with our partners!

Looking for a hands on internship in development? Interested in volunteering abroad with an ethical and sustainable organization? Consider pursuing an opportunity working with our partners!


Promoting access to sanitation for everyone

So Others Are Protected (SOAP) is a self-empowerment initiative that addresses issues surrounding sanitation and the spread of disease in the under-resourced world.

A public health march in Eastern Uganda

About our Founder

Sydney Kamen, 24, is a graduate student at the Harvard Kennedy School.Junior at Dartmouth College studying Geography, Ethics and Global Health. She founded SOAP in 2012, and continues to run and expand the initiative. For her leadership of this initiative, she has been awarded the President's Volunteer Service Award, the Diller Tikkun Olam Award, the Prudential Spirit of Community Award, the Daily Points of Light Award, the Robbert Shepherd Leadership Award and has been named a Coca-Cola Scholar, and a Global Health Fellow at Dartmouth College.

Where we are working

Where We Work

  • Rwanda

  • Kenya

  • Uganda

  • Thailand

  • Burma

  • India


Let's Celebrate!

global handwashing day logo

On October 15, join us in celebrating Global Handwashing Day,a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.

“SOAP is not a special vaccine program or brigade of surgeons conducting cleft palate repairs... it’s something as simple as a small glob of antibacterial glycerin."

Founder Sydney Kamen quoted by The Times of Israel
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