Life. Dignity. Health.
Did you know that 663 million people in the world live without clean water? That is twice the population of the United States. It’s almost impossible to imagine going a full day without water. How would you bathe, cook, or quench your thirst? In rural areas, children are often forced to sacrifice their education in order to travel the long distances required to access the nearest water source. Without access to clean water, people are forced to drink from unsafe water sources. Limited access to clean water is not a foreign phenomenon; the truth is, the shortage of water is evident in even the most modern metropolises. Residents in under-resourced communities around the United States, including right here in Los Angeles, are struggling to obtain access to clean water. GO Campaign is committed to providing access to clean water where it is needed most. Together, we can continue changing lives. Join us in our movement. Give water today.
Africa Schoolhouse, Tanzania
In the rural villages of Northern Tanzania, water is a scarce but needed resource. In this area, children, particularly girls, invest significant time searching for water. To address the needs of these youth, GO Campaign partnered with Africa Schoolhouse to build a water well at Ntulya Primary School. Since construction, the well has significantly impacted the quality of life for all in the region. The well provides 600 children and 1,500 villagers from the surrounding communities with water for drinking, cooking, and washing clothes.
International Peace Initiatives, Kenya
Kithoka Amani Community Home is a refuge for thirty youth orphaned by HIV/AIDS. Though they have a safe place to live and a loving family, they reside in an arid and remote area of Kenya. They have limited access to water and therefore limited ability to farm and grow their own food. In 2014, GO Campaign partnered with Student’s Shoulder-to-Shoulder to bring clean water to these orphans. Through installing a water harvesting system that collected and stored rainwater, we were able to provide the orphanage with the water required for crop production, bathing, cooking, cleaning, and drinking. The system ensures that despite weather conditions, children at the Amani Home always have access to water and can receive adequate food and nourishment throughout the entire year.
Siddhartha School, India
Located in a remote village of Jammu and Kashmir, students at the Siddhartha School had no access to running water. Previously, school administration was investing money in trucking a limited supply of water to the school so their 360 students could drink and wash. Despite this, they noticed students were rarely bathing because they had to travel to the water tank and return with the water needed for washing. In 2015, GO Campaign partnered with Siddhartha School to provide access to clean running water to all their students. Our Campus Water Project supported the completion of a reservoir and provided piping to the school ensuring water could be accessed at any point on their campus. Now students and staff can easily obtain water whenever they need it.
GO Campaign funds innovative projects that provide access to clean water. We are committed to continuing to work with our local partners on projects that provide clean water to vulnerable children. These projects include drilling boreholes, constructing water wells, installing rain harvesting systems, as well as something new on the horizon.
Innovative Water Solutions – An Exciting Partnership with Sky Source
David and Laura Hertz, longtime supporters of GO Campaign and committed environmentalists, introduced GO Campaign to Skywater technology. With this innovative technology, Sky Source is able to produce water from thin air. Their machines require a lower capital cost, and are the most energy efficient and productive systems available. With your help, we can bring this groundbreaking water technology to our partners around the world! Skywater machines make clean drinking water from humidity in the air, meaning that clean water can become more easily accessible to youth and communities in even the most rural and under-resourced areas. Future projects can include bringing Skywater technology to our partner SAKALA in Haiti and Community Healing Gardens in Watts, CA. With your support, we can realize these goals and so many more! Join us.
To learn more about Skywater technology, please visit www.skysource.org.