How far would you walk to collect clean water for your family? Every day, women and children around the world spend 200 million hours fetching water from the only sources available—distant and often polluted lakes, rivers or streams.
In Cawtha Park's ME TO WE Club we have been learning how improving access to clean water will not only improve the physical health of families in these communities, but will also give them a better quality of life overall. Instead of shouldering the responsibility of collecting water, girls can go to school, parents can run sustainable farms and communities can lift themselves out of poverty with improved health, nutrition, education and opportunity. Clean water is truly the gift that keeps on giving.
In honour of this, on May 10th, we are going to WALK FOR WATER ourselves from school, down to fill our own bucket in Lake Ontario and return to water vegetation at our school, just as SO MANY teens do around the world. For every $25 we raise one person will be able to have clean water for life through new wells being built through WE Villages in Kenya. Currently in Kenya there are 32 million people have no access to adequate sanitation. We have a plan to help change that!
Please sponsor us in our WE Walk for Water Campaign