We Walk for Water
On Friday 14th June, members of the ‘I am We’ Committee participated in the ‘We Walk for Water’ event. Students have been raising awareness and funds to bring safe water, sanitation and hygiene to the communities of the Maasai Mara region in Narok County, Kenya.
The ‘We Walk for Water’ campaign aims to bring critically needed attention to one of the most lethal, yet solvable, public health emergencies in the world today – the global water and sanitation crisis. The walk symbolised the daily trek made by women and children around the world as they fetch water from lakes, streams and rivers.
The £330 our students raised will help the WE Charity bring safe water, basic sanitation and hygiene to the poorest and most marginalised people.
This initiative is entirely student-driven.
Bow School has a long history of supporting environmental and global causes. This will be the school’s first annual Walk for Water.
The global water crisis condemns hundreds of millions to a struggle for survival, such that:
- Around the world, 663 million people—about a tenth of the world’s population - do not have access to safe drinking water
- Each year, over 315,000 children under the age of five die from water and sanitation-related diseases. This accounts for a greater loss of life amongst this age group than AIDS, Malaria, and Measles combined.
- As a result, healthcare costs soar, countless school and working days are lost, and communities around the world sink deeper into poverty.
We are very proud of our students for rising to the challenge and for being a force for positive change.
Working Together & Rising to the Challenge – The Bow Way