Walking for Water
My morning rituals are simple but important to get me and my family ready for the day. I get up, brew a pot of coffee, take a shower, brush my teeth, make oatmeal for the family, feed the dog and leave the house. I perform these feats without ever thinking how different my morning would be if I did not have clean water. I even take it for granted that my pets have clean water.
FasTracKids has said this statistic so often this year, but it bears repeating. Over 780 million people lack access to clean water! That is 2 ½ times the number of people that live in the United States! Over 3.4 million people die each year from water related diseases!1 These statistics are hard to fathom in an age where we have the technology to explore mars and can map the human genome that so many people struggle to secure a major necessity for life.
FasTracKids’ 2013 Global Initiative is structured to bring awareness to the importance and use of our water resources. On March 22, which is World Water Day, children throughout the FasTracKids system will participate in an art project that reflects the importance of water.
Also on World Water Day, corporate office personnel will participate in a Walking for Water campaign.2 Participants will walk 6 Kilometers, which is the average trek many children make each day to access clean water in underprivileged areas. This walk will be done carrying 6 Liters of the world’s most precious resource.
We are excited to be part of a worldwide movement to bring awareness to this issue. Join us in walking for this special cause and see pictures on our Global Initiative Facebook Community Page.3
Tags: water conservation; fastrackids; early childhood