WaterAid America is a company that is working to help bring about world awareness when it comes to illness and the lack of clean drinking water that many people in our world face. Did you know, that 4,000 children die each day due to illnesses they get from drinking unclean water. The goal of WaterAid is to eradicate this problem and they are working with megree to bring about global awareness of this problem.
They are asking people to make a donation and to blog about this cause. WaterAid is currently lobbying the UN to make water a human right and I believe that they are right.
We take for granted the fact that we all have clean drinking water. We just go to the tap and turn it on. We have fresh, clean water. The children in these undeveloped countries are not so lucky. They don’t have a kitchen to go to. They don’t have a tap to turn on. What seems like such a trivial thing to us is life threatening to them. Isn’t it time that the world took notice? Isn’t it time that the UN made sure that everyone has clean drinking water? I ask each and every one of you that take the time to read this article to take another five minutes to spread the word. Create a blog post of your own. Bookmark this article and let the world know that we are all standing up. We are all making our voices heard. Children should not have to suffer because of government greed. Children are a gift and the fact that they are dying because they don’t have clean water to drink is a tragedy. This is something that should not be happening in the year 2010. This is something that we the people should not be putting up with.
We all have a choice; we can all make a change. What I ask you today is, “will you make your voice heard, will you stand up for the children”?
In April 2010 National Geographic published a special edition on water. The article was called “The Burden of Thirst.” In a bid to raise money and build five clean water wells, Megree is featuring the photographs from the article in the National Geographic. These photographs can be purchased and all money raised will go towards WaterAid’s work.
These photos will be available until October 2010 on the Megree website. There is also going to be a special evening at the Soho Gallery in New York City and photo journalist Lynn Johnson who took the photos for the National Geographic will be there if you can attend.
We can all do our bit, we can all save a child’s life. What will you do today?
I leave you with this video on WaterAid so you can see for yourself what they do.