Friday, 16 March 2012

The world gets ready to Walk for Water and Sanitation!

With over 300,000 people around the world now registered to take action and walk this week and our first walks kicking off tomorrow in India, UK and Nigeria the world is now well and truly poised to Walk for Water and Sanitation!

We’ve had loads of exciting updates on plans for walks all over the world, from Mozambique, where 200 people will be walking 3km from Quelimane, to Malta where over 2,000 local residents and school children will be walking to collect water and returning with it to their schools to draw attention to the millions of children around the world who must take time out of education every day to do the same!

Walks will be starting across India in the next 24 hours with 5,000 people walking across 18 villages in the next week. We also have walks taking place in Sri Lanka, where 500 people will be walking to demand better access to clean water and sanitation, in Togo where up to 800 people will be walking to deliver a declaration to government officials in Dapaing, and up to a whopping 40,000 people walking together in 6 regions of Madagascar!

Banga Jananee will be undertaking a whole week of activities to lobby decision makers on water and sanitation issues in Bangladesh and Wash-NET Sierra Leone will be drawing on the importance of this year’s national elections to engage various political parties in their three walks! Seed for African Relief Agency in Ghana are even hoping to get Asamoah Gyan himself involved in their Walk!

It’s all very exciting stuff and there is still time for you to get involved by joining our Online Walk for Water and Sanitation, organising your own or joining a Walk near you!

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