Paul Pholeros Foundation

The Paul Pholeros Foundation was established in 2018 to honour the life and work of Australian architect and humanitarian Paul Pholeros.

The PPF is governed by a Board of 5 Directors. Our goal is to improve the health and wellbeing of people in need living in marginalised communities by improving their environmental health and living conditions, with a primary focus on increasing access to sanitation.

The PPF’s activities include the following:

  • participation in construction projects which are principally focussed on increased access to sanitation including toilets, water supply and drainage systems; 
  • providing mentoring, training and up-skilling for tradespeople in relation to plumbing sanitation and health; 
  • the provision of awards, scholarships and/or bursaries to suitably skilled and trained people to undertake projects in furtherance of the company’s goal; 
  • increasing awareness of and preparing education and training materials in relation to the importance of sanitation and good hygiene.

With the underlying principle of building on existing infrastructure, the PPF’s initial activities have been based in Nepal where Paul worked for several years on village and school based sanitation programs.

The PPF strongly supports young and recently graduated trades people, architects and designers to gain experience in challenging environments, through exposure to real projects and cross cultural environments.

The Paul Pholeros Foundation Limited is a not for profit charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. ACN 625 347 882.