Why do we Walk for Water?
"29% of the population still does not have access to safe drinking water service. The burden of acquiring water for families falls disproportionately to women. In parts of Africa and Asia, this burden is an average of 20L carried six kilometers."
As engineers and humanitarians, we at EWBNZ find these kinds of statistics unacceptable, and are working hard to help local engineers design, operate and maintain locally sourced supplies in a culturally appropriate context.
Help us help women and communities by supporting us this World Water Day on our annual Walk for Water challenge.
How does it work?
On the 22nd of March, we will walk as a team carrying 20 litres of water each, on a 6 km loop of the Auckland CBD.
However, the walk itself is only a small part of the picture. Each week as you prepare for the challenge, you will share your story with the world. You will raise awareness for the the plight of the women and girls who have to do this every day, missing out on precious time to study and help look after their families. The EWBNZ team will provide information, support and help you spread the message!
What will I get out of it?
- Enable communities to look after their own water supplies
- Understand more about water issues that affect people globally
- Challenge yourself both physically and mentally
- Receive a Walk for Water t-shirt to wear on the day after raising $150
- Meet like-minded humanitarian people through team training!
That sounds awesome, how do I sign up?
Send through an RSVP below and we will be in touch!
Don't forget to click "going" on our Facebook page.