Water You Doing For Water Action Month – WAM 2017
Do you know that 1 in 3 people (or 2.4 billion people) globally, are without sanitation facilities?
Do you know that about 90% of wastewater generated globally is discharged back to the environment untreated?
Can you do without water for a day? If no, then imagine the ordeal of millions of people who have no access to clean water close to their homes. In sub-Saharan Africa, a population the size of United States (319 million people), still lack access to a safe and clean water.
What can you do? Join us to create a united and amplified voice calling for an end to water poverty.
The Water Action Month (WAM) is an idea by End Water Poverty – a global coalition of civil society organizations with over 350-member organizations working towards a universal access to sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). The month of March is designated as the Water Action Month with activities running throughout the month of March to emphasize the critical need for increased prioritisation of water and sanitation issues. These activities culminate on March 22 to highlight the importance of World Water Day held annually on 22 March.
No organization can do it all alone but with cooperation and collaborations, great strides and feats can be achieved. This coalition tends to synergize and intensify the efforts of different organizations and stakeholders towards curbing the global water crisis.
River in Lagos, Nigeria
Hope Spring Water as an active member of End Water Poverty coalition has planned series of events, in both United Kingdom and Nigeria, for the water action month 2017. Major activities are scheduled to take place in Nigeria where sensitization campaigns on water, sanitation and hygiene would be carried out in different schools in Nigeria. This massive campaign is scheduled for schools in different regions of the country.
WASH awareness among Nigerian youths is poor and schools offer one of the best opportunity to promote awareness and lay a strong WASH foundation. Hope Spring would be utilizing the bottom-up approach to raise a young generation of WASH champions. The ultimate and long-term goal of the campaign is to establish a WASH club in Nigerian schools through partnership and collaboration with other civil society organizations and government bodies.
If the youths and children get it right, the nation gets it right and the future generation is secured.
Wherever you are, whoever you are, you can make an impact. Join us to create and secure a better future. Together we can make it happen.
Hope Spring Water Schedule of Activities for WAM in Nigeria
North Central Region (3rd – 10th March)
- Universal Basic Education Secondary School, Ajaokuta, Kogi State
- People’s Choice Nursery and Primary School, Ajaokuta, Kogi State
- Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited Secondary School III, Kogi State
- Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited Primary School III, Kogi State
South East Region (6th – 10th March)
- Queens Comprehensive Secondary School, Enugu State
- Kings Comprehensive Secondary School, Enugu State
- Fountain Comprehensive College, Enugu State
- JIMGRAMS, Emene, Enugu State
South West Region (13th – 17th March)
- Jossy International Montessori School, Lagos State
- Call Me Favour Nursery and Primary School, Lagos State
You can read report from Hope Spring volunteers who lead each event on our blog: