Posted by: tamaraisforlove | March 16, 2010

Interesting Challenges

I too have been presented with some challenges. I was out for an entire week with the flu last week and on top  of needing to drink a TON of water; I had aches and pains all over and had to take a bubble bath….however I think I made up for that by not showering or using ANY water at all for a couple days while only eating soup once daily and sleeping the rest of the day away! I’m finally feeling back to normal and just noticed in my email a note from UNICEF about World Water Day – March 22nd. Here’s a snippet on it:

What if the one-litre bottle of water you carry around during your busy day not only had to quench your thirst, but had to be used for all of your drinking, cooking and washing needs for the next few days?

Solange Tuyishime remembers exactly how that feels – except she was responsible for fetching and carrying 40 litres of water on a dangerous four-hour journey several times a week. Solange, a Rwandan refugee forced to flee with her family to a camp in Congo, was just 12 at the time. Now 26 and an accomplished young Canadian, Solange is the official spokesperson for UNICEF’s 2010 Walk for Water campaign.

Walk for Water is part of World Water Day on Monday, March 22nd. It’s a day to focus on how we can better manage and sustain global fresh water, so that all children and families have access to this precious resource. Consider these facts:

  • Young children are the most vulnerable to the ill effects of unsafe water and poor sanitation.
  • Poor sanitation, water and hygiene have many serious repercussions. Children – and particularly girls – are denied their right to education because their schools lack private and decent sanitation facilities. Women and girls are forced to spend large parts of their day fetching water

Learn more about World Water Day and how you can get involved.

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