Looking for a school activity that teaches students about healthy habits and global issues at the same time?
Take up a Water Challenge at your school this March to help improve your students’ health and at the same time help raise money to transform the lives of some of the world’s poorest communities by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.
Currently 1 in 9 people worldwide do not have access to safe, clean water. In some of the world's poorest countries, women and children walk approximately 50 kilometres a week to collect water – around 10,000 steps each day.
Coinciding with World Water Day on the 22 March, the Water Challenge is WaterAid's annual fundraising event with two different challenges you can undertake, aimed at providing safe, clean water for children around the world.
Registration is free and for every $70 raised you can help provide safe, clean water for a child.
Drink Just Water
Drinking sugary drinks can have disastrous effects on health. It can lead to health problems such as weight gain, tooth decay and insulin resistance. Challenge your school to make ‘just water’ the only beverage for 14 or 30 days this March, to improve your health and raise money for others in need.
Walk for Water
Get your school active this March and participate in the original Walk for Water challenge. Set a distance goal and walk or run to good health between 14 and 20 March, whilst raising money to help provide clean, safe water to those in need.
Visit the Water Challenge website