Many had to walk miles and miles to


Many of us have never experienced a day without running water but there are almost a billion people in the world don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water. This week has been eye-opening for me. After learning about the water crisis I have been more mindful about things that I do and say. It all started when I watched Georgie Badiel’s video. I was moved. Georgie grew up in Burkina Faso and she was one of the 844 million people in the world who had to walk miles and miles to fetch water for herself and her family. After she became a model in New York she started her Georgie Badiel Foundation which focuses on providing access to clean water and sanitation to the people of her country. We need more people like her who use their money and power for helping other people. I found it unjust that while everyone in the Canada and many developed countries has a right to food, water, shelter, clothing, sanitation, healthcare and an education, so many people around the world still don’t have basic human rights. It makes me sad to know that humans have made so many technological advancements yet everyone still doesn’t have equal opportunities. Carrying water back and forth limits women from going to school and getting educated. Just like Georgie said ” We can not emancipate a woman without water”.Though, there is a slight way to stop this injustice. We can join charity organizations that build wells and filtration systems and spread the message so powerful celebrities and companies can join in. Even the littlest things can help too. Helping those people isn’t just a morally right but also us as a society is missing out on the ideas and minds those women have. They are trapped inside that box that restrains them from shining to the outside world. Building wells and filtration systems is a way to stop the cycle because then they’ll have time to go to school, get educated, earn money for their families and go higher in life.I totally believe that what I am thinking just might be a dream and maybe this can never be solved in the real world, but this experience has made me more aware about the water crisis. I will never neglect how privileged I am. It’s good to learn about global issues at school because it prepares us for the real world and the way society thinks. I would be very interested in learning about more of these topics on global issues.

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