What a day!
No question about it – kid power was our secret weapon to draw attention to the Walking for Water Campaign, bringing smiles to the faces of the attendees from around the world who came to The Hague for UN World Water Day on March 22nd.
There were about 50 kids present at the event, Dutch kids and also kids of other nationalities who attend the British International School in Amsterdam. Our kid ambassadors had a great time interviewing people who stepped on the treadmill with a backpack and answered questions like, “What is your role and contribution toward solving the world’s water problems?” Check out the pics!
Our film crew quickly pulled together elements of the interviews from the day itself into a short film. We’ve put it together with the ‘Take the Walk!’ promotional film that premiered on World Water Day. Have a look!
The testimonials we’ve received from schools outside of the Netherlands will come online soon. Approximately 34.000 children from around 600 schools in the following countries walked for Water this year: Australia, Brazil, Cameroon, Columbia, England, Hungary, Ireland, India, Italy, Kenya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Montenegro, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa, Uruguay, United States, and Wales.
We’re so very proud of all the kids who learned about and walked for water. An estimated €1.3m has been raised for 26 different water and sanitation projects in Africa and Asia. You didn’t just talk the talk, you took the WALK! Well done!