According to UNICEF, the lack of access to clean water causes waterborne illnesses that kill more than 1.6 million young children each year. Lack of separate and decent sanitation facilities at schools often forces girls to drop out of primary school. Of the 120 million school-age children not in school, the majority are girls.
To stop this negative trend, The Water for Sustainable Living Initiative (WAFSLI) will hold a fund-raising luncheon from 12 noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday April 22nd at Monaliza Park, Area 11, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria
During the Fun fair, the organizers intend to raise a significant amount of funds and use all the proceeds to help fund future WAFSLI projects. The organizers also hope to spread awareness of the issues rural communities face due to the lack of clean water and basic knowledge in common hygienic practices.
At the event there will be fun rides, games, horseback riding, and other activities for the family to enjoy.
Lack of clean water in households causes millions of children in the developing world to suffer needlessly from disease. The money it takes to provide water and sanitation services is so small when compared to the benefits. Studies show that for every fund invested in children – including money to improve access to clean water and sanitation – more will be saved in the cost of long-term public services.
By providing clean water and sanitation to the poorest people on the planet, poverty and suffering can be reduced and education for all children can be a possibility.
Join WAFSLI on Saturday, April 22nd, together a difference can be made in saving humanity from untold suffering.