"Your problem, my problem": Uruguayan children participate in World Walk for Water

When, local time: 
Friday, 22 March 2013 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Where: 
Uruguay, Montevideo
Type of Event: 
Специальное мероприятие
Contact: 
psantos@unesco.org.uy
On Friday 22 March 2013 at 10:00 a group of 40 children from the last year of primary education of Public School No. 17 Brazil (Baron of Rio Branco) will undertake a collective walk along the Rambla of Montevideo (from their school to the MERCOSUR Building, headquarters of the Regional Bureau for Science of UNESCO in Latin America and the Caribbean). Every child will carry a backpack loaded with water, as a way of raising awareness of the living conditions that affect particularly women and children, having to take a daily walk to access water. The children will also work on this topic in class, as an opportunity to learn about the importance of water as a vital resource.<br /><br />Many children around the world will participate in this “Walk for Water” on the same day, including in The Hague, in Holland, where the official celebrations of World Water Day 2013 are taking place. <br /><br />The Walk for Water in Montevideo is organized by the Regional Bureau for Science in Latin America and the Caribbean, UNESCO ASPnet, NGO Cultura Ambiental, and the Scouts movement in Uruguay, with the support of Agua Esencial (local private water company) and CONAPROLE (national cooperative for milk products).<br />