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 we’re going to start instead, with just 3 km.
On March 22nd, every year since 1993, the world has celebrated World Water Day, and raised awareness of the 2 billion people living without access to safe water. This year, the College celebrated World Water Day by holding our inaugural Caritas Walk for Water. This took place at the College on World Water Day, where over 100 staff, students and parents, walked 3 km 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. As a College, we have currently raised an impressive $9,000 with that total still climbing. If you would like to donate to this cause then you can do so by using the link below.