Walk for Water

Every day, women and girls spend 200 million hours walking to collect water for their families. That’s 8.3 million days. More than 22,800 years.

Inspired by the story of Violet, a girl from Zambia, GEMS recreated a unique learning experience for all its stakeholders and the local community by organising the Walk for Water campaign.

Five thousand students from GEMS Legacy School and 2,500 students from other schools participated in the campaign. All participants walked 15 laps around their school campus with a bucket of water, aiming not to waste a single drop. The awareness-raising concept is centred on building empathy for those without easy access to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right.

This campaign strives to spark an immediate collective social consciousness and responsibility as we move away from the notion that clean water is a privilege of only the affluent.

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