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Kolbe’s Walk for Water

Tannika (KolbeCare Captain)

Every day, people around the world spend 200 million hours walking to collect water for their families. That’s 8.3 million days. More than 22,800 years. It’s hard to get your head around numbers that large, so let’s start instead, with just 3 km.

On March 22nd, every year since 1993, the world has celebrated World Water Day, raising awareness of the 2 billion people living without access to safe water. This year, Kolbe Catholic College celebrated World Water Day by holding their annual Caritas Walk for Water. Over 100 staff and students walked 3 km while carrying a bucket of water, simulating what millions of people around the world do daily in order to collect water essential for survival.

Participants were sponsored for their efforts, with all money raised going towards Project Compassion. The College has currently raised an impressive $6,700, with that total still climbing. 

And here is what our students had to say about Kolbe’s Walk for Water:

“I loved experiencing the Walk for Water with my friends. It was something I haven’t done before, and I’m already looking forward to next year.” – Caitlin, Year 10

“This was my second year doing the Walk for Water, as I also did it when I was in Year 7. I plan on doing it every year until Year 12. It’s so much fun. So far, I have raised $135 towards Caritas.” – Madeline, Year 8

“Participating in the Walk for Water made us appreciate how lucky we are to have easy access to clean water.” – Oscar & Vince, Year 11

The Caritas Walk for Water event at Kolbe Catholic College not only raises awareness of the global water crisis but also fosters a sense of gratitude and empathy among. Through their efforts, the College community demonstrates a commitment to making a positive impact in the world.

If you would like to donate to this cause, you can do so using the Kolbe Catholic College Caritas Walk for Water Donation Page

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