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Global 6k for Water- World Vision
May 26, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm| $50
This is a 6k Walk for Water and every $50 registration will provide clean drinking water to one individual. I am aiming to make this the biggest 6K Walk for Water in Edmonton, and to continue you this walk here in Edmonton for years to come.
You can sign up here to join Western Wayfarers, the Edmonton host site team.
After you register, you will receive a World Vision Global 6K for Water t-shirt and bib in the mail. Map out a 6km route in your neighbourhood or attend a bigger gathering at a host site. For those taking part at an official host site, you will receive your medal as you cross the finish line! Walk or run with your friends and family on Saturday, May 26th, 2018, and post your photos on social media with the hashtag #6KforWater!
In 2018, the funds raised from the Global 6K will be helping water projects in the country of Mali, Africa. In the targeted project regions of Gao and Timbuktu, only 65% of the population currently has access to potable water. In Gao, World Vision plans to construct a mechanized water network system providing clean water to 5,133 individuals. In Timbuktu, we will rehabilitate 5 boreholes providing clean water to an additional 2,000 people.
World Vision will ensure that households are provided with water-carrying and storage containers to ensure water is not contaminated between its collection and consumption. We will train locals to operate and maintain these water sources to ensure their long-term sustainability. Lastly, we will train community members on good sanitation and hygiene practices, such as handwashing.
I look forward to walking with you to change the lives of so many.
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