Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Clean Water for Africa Day (3)
Clean Water for Africa Day will take place July 25 at 3013 Jockvale adjacent to the Barrhaven United Church. It will be a fun-filled fund raiser with lots of games and prizes for the kids. All proceeds will go through Plan Canada to help drill a well in Mwanza, Tanzania. There will be more details to come.
According to Oxfam Canada, as quoted in an article by Vivian Song in Sunday's Ottawa Sun, "In Botswana, women walk nearly 7 km every day to fetch water to wash, cook and clean. That's when girls are forced to quit school". And that is exactly why Chris and I are trying to do our bit. We feel that the starting point for creating a better world is in providing the basics, such as clean water. Once the water is available, kids need classrooms to attend.
We can all help...one kid at a time.