We believe clean water is a human right.
That is why FDR High School students have pledged to walk 12 miles (approximately 25,000 steps) per week during the month of March signifying the average distance women and young girls facing water insecurity around the world must travel per week to access clean water. Students will be able to embody and empathize the daily hardships endured by those directly impacted by the global water crisis.
The funds students raise will be donated to the Maji Movement and will provide families access to biosand filters that will clean their water for the next 20+ years.
1 in 9 people worldwide do not have access to clean drinking water.
3.4 million people worldwide die each year from water-borne illnesses due to lack of access to clean water.
1 in 5 deaths in children under 5 years old worldwide occurs due to a water-related disease.
Why Maji Movement?
The Maji Movement is a non-profit organization that improves access to clean water for families in Tanzania with a focus on community empowerment and sustainability. Community members learn to properly build, install, and maintain biosand filters while simultaneously deepening their understanding of the importance of clean water on one’s overall health.Visit Maji Movement Website