Manual for Support Centres
A support centre is a local or regional organisation that recruits one or more schools to take part in Walking for Water, and coordinates the event locally or regionally. Support Centres can be formed several ways.
- One or more schools take the initiative to participate in Walking for Water. School officials are responsible for organising the event themeselves. They choose their own project or select a project listed on the Walking for Water website. In this case the school(s) will be its their own support centre.
- A Rotary Club or similar local organisation decides to become involved with funding water projects. They recruit schools in the area and select a project that suits the Rotary Club and matches the amount of funds participating children are expected to generate. In this case, the Rotary Club becomes the support centre to the participating schools.
- A development organisation wants to raise funds for one of their own water/sanitation projects. They encourage one or more schools in the region to participate in the Walking for Water campaign. In this case the development organisation becomes the support centre to the schools involved. A large development organisation may decide to recruit a substantial number of schools, regionally or nationwide.
In the Guide for Support Centres you can find guidelines, ideas and tips to help you organize your Walking for Water event.