23 March 2023
WORLD WATER DAY
World Water Day, which has been held on 22 March every year since 1993, celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2 billion people across the globe living without access to safe water. It is a way of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and taking action to tackle the global water crisis.
This year the focus is on Accelerating Change to solve this global water and sanitation crisis. The UN is encouraging everyone to take part.
Because water affects us all, we all need to take action. Each of us can make a difference along with our family, school and community by changing the way we use, consume and manage water in our daily lives. “My action list” demonstrates that whether young or old, we are all able to make small changes which can have an impact.
As stated by the UN, “Billions of people and countless schools, businesses, healthcare centres, farms and factories don’t have the safe water and toilets they need.”
We are not on course to meet Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030. This year’s World Water Day is therefore about accelerating change to solve the water and sanitation crisis.
In relation to this the Specialist Medical Clinic is proud to support local charity, Action4Schools-Sierra Leone.
Action4Schools was founded in 2012 and has thus far been responsible for the installation of 100 water wells in Sierra Leone, enabling over 65,000 children to have access to safe clean water.
It is a 100% volunteer organisation with 100% of funds raised going to projects. A single well costs £2500, details of how to make a donation can be found on the Action4Schools page.