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Need: Its a Water Celebration-Join the GWSF Celebrate World Water Day 2010

Celebrate World Water Day 2010

Water is life. It is as simple as that. The SWEET Africa Foundation’s mission is to provide schools and communities across Africa with access to clean/safe water and adequate sanitation. In collaboration with the Global Water Sustainability Forum (GWSF) within the next 6 months, we shall commemorate the World Water Day 2010.

On Monday, March 22nd, the world will commemorate the 17th annual observance of World Water Day. It's a time to discuss global water issues and remember the many people who do not have access to water.

Did you know that 1 in 6 of us around the world does not have access to safe, clean water? That for many, the only water available is over five miles away or brown or too expensive? Can you imagine going a day without water? Or seeing a child die from diarrhea because he or she only had dirty water to drink?

In the 2010 World Water Day, SWEET Africa Foundation shall be organising activities with the theme; ‘It’s a Water Celebration’. During the 2010 World Water Day Celebration we shall be launching the Community Health Education and School Sanitation (CHESS) Africa Project which aims at not only helping communities and schools understand the importance of water but actually working in collaboration with these communities and schools to provide them with clean/safe water and adequate sanitation. We will also honour this landmark event and our unwavering commitment to the cause by launching Campaign: Liberia, an effort to bring 100 PlayPump® water systems/CHESS Centres to "the warm heart of West Africa." Visit GWSF website to learn more about World Water Day 2010 and how you can help honour this important day.

Join our campaign and take action today with three easy steps:

Donate to Campaign- Liberia

In Liberia, over three quarters of the population both in rural and urban areas lack access to clean, safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. This happened, due to the 14 year civil war that ended with the election of the First Africa Women, Mrs Ellen Sirleaf Johnson, as President of Liberia. But, it doesn't have to be this way. Together we can improve this situation of Liberia a former US Colony and on of the first African county to gain independence.

Make a donation today in honour of World Water Day 2010 and give the gift of clean/safe water and adequate sanitation to Liberians. Visit our Campaign -Liberia information on our GWSF website to learn more.

Share with Friends/Colleagues Facebook or Twitter

Tell your friends and followers about your commitment to World Water Day 2010, SWEET Africa Foundation and GWSF. Share with Friends/Colleagues on Twitter and Facebook and help us spread the word. It's an easy way to raise awareness. You can use these sample posts to get started and help spread the word:
• Facebook - Help SWEET Africa Foundation and GWSF bring clean/safe water and adequate sanitation to celebrate World Water Day 2010
• Twitter - Bring clean/safe water and adequate sanitation to Liberia

Create Your Own Action

In honour of World Water Day 2010, limit the amount of water your household uses, donate your coffee or soda money, or host a water walk. You can take simple steps to raise awareness about the global water crisis:
• Sign the petition to adopt Article 31, the right to water at www.article31.org.
• Host a FLOW Screening Party. Order your own copy of the film today on Amazon.
• Send a text to five of your friends about World Water Day. Educate them about the global water crisis.
• Donate your email signature.
• Hold a water walk at your school, church, or office. How far you can carry a 5 gallon water jug?

Visit our GWSF Take Action page for more ideas or How to Build an Action Kit to get started.

Drop us an email at sweetafrica09@gmail.com to tell us what you will do for World Water Day 2010. We will highlight our favourite stories GWSF page.

Whether we live upstream or downstream, we are all in the same boat. See you in 2010 as we help honour the spirit of sharing one of life's most precious resources.

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