Monday, 19 March 2012

20 mile walk across London!

Sabiha Khan is from Interpal, an organisation working to alleviate poverty in Palestine. Here she blogs about their Walk for Water and Sanitation in London.

What is a leader? You may not consider yourself one- you may imagine someone who speaks loudly and confidently, someone who always appears to be guiding others and showing them a way to success.

But by taking part in the World Walks for Water and Sanitation, you are demonstrating to the world that you are leading the way towards ending water poverty, and demanding that everyone in the world has access to clean water and sanitation. Nobody should have to walk miles every day for water and be deprived of their education- the key to a bright future.

And Interpal are also asking those joining their walk across London on 24 March 2012 to use it as an opportunity to raise funds to buy water tanks for families and to install desalination plants in the occupied Gaza Strip.

By showing that you support End Water Poverty, you are proving to leaders of nations around the world that you don’t see why 4,000 children should die every day of diseases caused by dirty water. By also encouraging your friends and family to sponsor you, you can go the extra mile towards ensuring that Palestinians obtain more sustainable access to clean water.

In the Gaza Strip alone, nearly 93% of the available water does not meet World Health Organisation standards. By taking part in Interpal’s 20 mile walk on the 24th March and helping to provide water tanks for Palestinian families, you’ll be demonstrating to world leaders that you leading the way to clean water from everyone.

We need leaders. Because leaders don’t just talk: Leaders act.

You don’t have to be especially fit to walk the 20 miles, as we will be having plenty of breaks and we will be providing a complimentary meal at the finish! All welcome, so spread the word about the future of water and take part in World Walks for Water and Sanitation!

Picture by Andrew McConnell

No comments: