Monday, 14 June 2010

Scoring for water, sanitation and hygiene: WASH United kicks off!

The whole world is looking to South Africa, to celebrate the magic of football and to cheer their favourite teams to victory. But the sad news is that in the time it takes to play a World Cup match, 140 African children will lose their lives to preventable diarrhoea.

Diarrhoea, caused by dirty water, lack of toilets and poor hygiene, kills more children than malaria, measles and HIV/AIDS combined.
This crisis has no place in the 21st century.

Didier Drogba, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Stephen Appiah and many other superstars have already joined WASH United to fight for safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene for all people.

WASH United is a club that needs you to join. Join, and you can raise awareness of the global sanitation and water crisis. Activites and and promotional events are taking place in several African locations, but people all over the world can join in online.

End Water Poverty supports WASH United so team up with us too! Join the Club at www.wash-united.org and become a Champion for WASH! And if you want another reason to be convinced, then listen to the legendary Archbishop Desmond Tutu on why this club needs you:




You can also follow WASH-United on Twitter @WASHUnited

1 comment:

Rima said...

WASH United recently received the fantastic news, that we are one of the 12 finalists in Ashoka´s Changemakers ''Changing Lives Through Football'' competition. We need your help to win!

Winning the competition would not only mean to raise the profile of the WASH United campaign, but also helps to fund our work for safe drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) for all people, everywhere.

We hope you will take a few minutes to vote for WASH United.

Please go to http://www.changemakers.com/node/80548?breadcrumb_type=finalists and vote for us. Voting closes on August 18, 2010, so don't wait to cast your vote.

Thanks in advance for your support!

Warm regards,
Rima