by Nuraiyah Kassam and Kelly Adam, Grade 12
Every day, women and children have to walk over 10 km to get access to water, water that we would not consider sanitary to say the least. Next Friday, May 13, is an opportunity for the SMUS community to get the humbling experience of walking for water. The SMUS Free the Children group is holding an awareness campaign called Walk for Water, which will have students and faculty walking laps of the campus drive way all day long with jugs of water. Students can register in a team of 8-10 people, and see how many laps their team can make carrying the jugs of water. There will also be activities, music, and a barbeque at lunch. Throughout the day, you can support our Free the Children Village in Ecuador by buying snacks, t-shirts and water bottles. All of the proceeds will help our village to get accessible and clean drinking water. Walk for one day to help the kids that have to walk every day.
Anyone who wants to register a team or get involved can email Kelly Adam.