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World Water Day!
"Water has it's own day?" We hear you ask.
And we reply "Yes it does! It comes around every year on March 22nd and is a UN recognised event."
Well, because it draws attention to something most of us take for granted– safe water. There are still 783 million people worldwide without access to clean drinking water, 37% of those people live in Sub-Saharan Africa. Having access to clean water is vital and has a major impact on lives if this is not the case.
We love facts here at See Africa Differently, for example did you know that. There are 7 billion people to feed on the planet today and another 2 billion are expected to join by 2050. Statistics also say that each of us drinks from 2 to 4 litres of water every day. But what you might not know is that most of the water we ‘drink’ is embedded in the food we eat; infact we don't drink most of the water we consume, we eat it! For example did you know that producing 1 kilo of beef consumes 15,000 litres of water- that's one big watery roast dinner!
This week we are celebrating Sport Relief. We want to tell you about 11 year old Ramatulai and Alieu, residence of Calaba Town in Freetown , Sierra Leone.Until very recently Ramatulai and Alieu like many of their peers had to walk for hours to get to the nearest water source. Now thanks to Transform Africa, a project funded by Sport Relief, they have a local well to draw safe, clean water from, freeing them up for study and helping them to stay healthy. Things are starting to change for the better.
Access to clean water in the UK is something we are lucky enough to have, lucky enough not to need to think about. So, when you're taking a shower, drinking a glass of good old tap water, or indeed eating a big fat steak take a moment to count your lucky drops and if you really want to know why water matters swing by the World Water Day website.
Creativity and innovation- are happening everyday across Africa, I'll be writing about the most exciting developments in our favourite contintent
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