A funny thing happened on the way home from the M&A holiday party last December. One of our hydrogeologists, Tim Leo, happened to meet the father of a Sabino High student who, as it turns out, is the president of a club that’s raising funds for a water well in Swaziland, Africa. Bethany Henning and her clubmates soon found themselves at our Tucson office, where we agreed to help them out. And we want to spread the word… not just because this is a worthwhile project but also, quite honestly, because it’s hard not to be infected with their enthusiasm.
About the Sabino Thirst Project…
The Thirst Project is the largest youth-based water activism program in the country. Its mission is to educate and activate students about the global water crisis. The Sabino Thirst Project Club is reaching out to other community members to educate them about the global water crisis and appeal to them to support the effort to help save thousands of lives. They’ve already raised over $2000 for a well in Swaziland and are hoping raise a total of $12000 by the summer.
How can you help?
Water is a human right, will you join the fight?
- Donate online and learn more at thirstproject.org/SabinoThirstProject
- Contact Sabino Thirst Project Club at: [email protected]
- Spread the word — share this on your favorite social media sites
Why is clean water important in developing countries?
In many parts of the world, people either drink contaminated water or they must walk long distances to obtain clean water. Drinking contaminated water can have negative effects on the body and even cause death. Those who walk miles each day to fetch their only available water, which can weigh up to 40 pounds, start developing problems like chronic fatigue, spontaneous miscarriages, and spinal deformities. Surprisingly, because of the amount of time required to fetch water in a large number of remote communities, children do not even have enough time to go to school, while their parents struggle to acquire and keep the few jobs available.