WATER IS LIFE. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.
WHAT WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED:
HOW WE DO OUR WORK:
Inspired by Founder Sobonfu Some, who had to walk for miles to find her Village’s daily water, High School students participate in Walking For Water Clubs, developing their own “Walk” each year to raise funds to build wells in ares where water is scare or undrinkable. It not only allows students to gain leadership skills, it allows then a tangible way tro have real impact on their world. In the last few years the W4W Clubs have also raised funds to educate girls in the areas where the wells are built.
“Sometimes the water table would be so low that there would be no water. So the men would go down and dig up the mud and pass it to the women, who would take it and press out whatever water they could. Then they put ash on the top. The ash separates the mud from the water as it settled to the bottom so we would have something to drink. And when I saw the animals, the trees, and the people die…I used to wonder if there was any end to this.”
Our projects have the success they do because we engage high school age students in leadership roles. They bring a focus and passion that inspires others to contribute and get involved. They are the future of this work.
Knowledge is power. In parts of the world, covering the cost of school tuition poses a huge challenge for families. As a result access to education and higher learning becomes impossible. We commit to bridge that gap.
WHERE WE WORK
Over the years we have worked in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, and India. We are always exploring opportunities both overseas and in the United States. Part of this is finding strong and reliable partners to share the work with, since it takes many people to make a project happen. LEARN MORE.
WA WALKING FOR WATER 2024 DATES
2023 WAS OUR 20TH YEAR FOR WALKING FOR WATER. OUR HOPE IS FOR MANY MORE TO COME! MAKE SURE TO SAVE THE DATES FOR 2024!
WEST COAST WALK – LAGUNA BEACH, CA – APRIL 20, 2024
EAST COAST WALK – LEESBURG, VA – MAY 18, 2024 (8:30AM)
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