How Far Would You Walk For Water?

by Amizade Global Service-Learning

Today, March 22nd, we celebrate World Water Day.  World Water Day is held annually on March 22nd as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.  To read the UN Secretary General’s annual message on World Water Day and global water issues click here.

Throughout our organizational history, Amizade has worked to raise awarness about global water issues and support water projects around the world including bringing clean water to over 300 schoolchildren in the rural Karagwe region of Tanzania; led workshops on the benefits of Solar Water Disinfection (SODIS)- a method to produce suitable drinking water utilizing solar rays from the sun; and much more.  Click here more information on Amizade’s water work.

Amizade's Fourth Annual Water WalkIn addition to these projects Amizade holds an annual Water Walk in Pittsburgh, PA and Morgantown, WV that raises awarnes about global water issues.  Participants carry buckets of water as they walk a 2 mile route in solidarity with the 1.1 billion people around the world who do not have access to safe water.  The 4th Annual Water Walk will be held on Saturday, April 9th, 2011 in Pittsburgh and on Sunday, April 10th, 2011 in Morgantown.  For more information on the event, and to register, visit the Water Walk Website.

One in six people worldwide lack access to clean water, what if that one was you? How far would you walk for water?

How would your life change if you had to begin every day by collecting your own water?

Watch this short video to take a glimpse and then join us on April 9th in Pittsburgh or April 10th in Morgantown, WV for Amizade’s 4th Annual Water Walk.