Saturday, 19 March 2011
The World Walks for Water kicks off!
The campaign has finally arrived! And a whopping 350,000 people will be taking part worldwide! Hundreds of Walks for Water will happen over the next few days, culminating on World Water Day on Tuesday. Today there'll be Walks in India, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Canada, Malawi, London, Nigeria, Uganda, Pakistan, Sweden, the USA, Kenya, Nepal, Belgium, China amongst many other places!
If you've just heard about the campaign - you can still get involved! Grab friends, family and colleagues and walk in your city, town or village to raise awareness of the water and sanitation crisis. Publicise the event using posters you'll find on our resources page, and make sure you add a political element. You could invite your Mayor, local government representative or make sure you take photos of your Walkers and then send them into your local paper so that we can raise awareness of the crisis amongst the general public. It all makes a difference!
Do keep a look out for photos on our Flickr page as they start coming through from around the world (there are already some photos there from Timor-Leste's early event on International Women's Day) and if you're hosting an event, send your photos in to us ASAP! All the details on how to do so here. Essentially, you just attach them to an email and send them to a special email address. They'll appear on Flickr for all to see!
We're very proud of the campaign here at HQ - we cannot wait to hear your stories and see your photos! GOOD LUCK!