Friday, 16 March 2012

Exciting plans for the World Walks for Water and Sanitation in Mozambique, Sri Lanka and Togo!

Three of our partners from Mozambique, Sri Lanka and Togo update us on their exciting plans for the World Walks for Water and Sanitation!

Marcos Paulo do Amaral from CECOHAS tells us about their plans in Mozambique:

CECOHAS is partnering with ELDRT and SOMGZA (a forum of NGOs in Mozambique) to organise its Walk for Water and Sanitation. The walk will take place in Quelimane and participants will walk for 3KM. At present we are hoping to have up to 200 people taking part with many local school children also getting involved! We have invited the director of the Ministry for the Coordination of Environmental Affairs as well as the president of the municipality of Quelimane and other local ministers to attend to raise awareness and get them to take action to achieve Sanitation and Water for All!

Dr Winston De Silva, Chairman of Saviya Development Foundation tells us about their plans in Sri Lanka:

Our Walk will be taking place in Matara of Southern Province, Sri Lanka, right at the start of the World Walks for Water and Sanitation campaign on the 17th March. We will have around 500 people taking part walking 3km from Walgama to Nupe, and the Walk will be attended by the Hon. Cabinet Minister for Media, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardane. A public meeting on Water and Sanitation issues will also be taking place along with dance performances from local children - it is set to be a very exciting day indeed!

Kossi Loumonvi from ONG Jeunes Volontair es pour l'Environment tells us about their plans in Togo:

We will be walking in Dapaong in northern Togo on the 29th March, where The Ministry of Water and Sanitation will also be celebrating World Water Day. We are mobilizing together with other local NGO partners, students and women’s associations and expect to have between 500 and 800 participants. As part of the walk and the day’s celebrations we will also be meeting government officials and delivering a declaration to them on the need to improve access to clean water and sanitation!

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