Dec 18

Water as a Luxury and as a Learning Tool: Donate Now

Charity: Water has long been one of our favorite causes. It’s mission is simple: To bring clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries.  Since its founding in 2006, Charity: Water has funded 6,994 water projects to bring clean water to 2,700,000 million people in 20 countries.  Water projects include things like freshwater wells, rainwater catchments and sand filters.

Education is also a central cause for us at FORA.tv — with more than 20,000 videos on the topic. We’re excited to share with you news of San Francisco-based Alta Vista School taking the Charity: Water mission to heart. And in this season of giving we hope you’ll help these young students fund a well. Donate here.

Alta Vista School’s ambitious approach to the topic includes a scientific perspective, and a global service and conservation program. The school conducted a “No Water Day” — a profound simulation that engaged students in what it would be like if water was not so readily available. Students carried weighted buckets and gerry cans from their classrooms to water coolers and back to obtain drinking water. Further, the school’s total water consumption for the day was calculated and used as part of a math and humanities lesson.

And here is a 2009 video from L2’s Innovation Forum in which Charity: Water founder Scott Harrison recounts his journey from night club impresario to building water wells in Africa:

Scott Harrison: Water As Luxury from L2 on FORA.tv

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