Rotary Walking for Water Hilversum 23-3-2012

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Presentation given by Scott King to Rotary International President Kaylan Banerjee and 150 Rotarians on Friday 23 March 2012 in Hilversum, the Netherlands.

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Rotary Walking for Water Hilversum 23-3-2012

  1. 1. Rotary Walkingfor Water International Hilversum, 23 March 2012
  2. 2. Walking for Water is a fundraising formula initiated by Aqua for All 10 years agogrowing internationally in partnership with Akvo endorsed by Rotary NL Rotary RIGBI
  3. 3. Children for Children• Participating school children aged 10-14 walk 6 km with 6 liters of water to raise money & awareness for water and sanitation – Showing solidarity & support for millions of children in developing countries without clean drinking water that must make this walk daily.• Celebrating UN World Water Day 22-3• This week more than 25.000 kids participated
  4. 4. Rotary Walking for Water• In the Netherlands more than 50 Rotary clubs organized Rotary Walking for Water in their local communities. – Since 2011 also in UK and growing through RWWI• It’s a great Rotary event that we think clubs around the world should consider adopting. – Raise water awareness amongst Rotarians – Enhances Rotary image: Family + Youth + Water – Raises allot of publicity/money for water projects
  5. 5. Map of Rotary NL’sWorld Water Day Activities
  6. 6. RC Rottemeren, D1600
  7. 7. RC Appingedam-Delftzijl, D1590
  8. 8. RC Brummen-Engelenburg, D1560
  9. 9. RC Assen, D1590
  10. 10. RC Lelystad-Batavia,RC Dronten, D1570
  11. 11. RC Chestfield, Kent, UK
  12. 12. RC Apeldoorn ‘t Loo
  13. 13. VIDEO
  14. 14. 2013 is UN Year for Water Cooperation• Let’s leverage this to enhance Rotary’s image – The extra media attention the UN theme brings is an opportunity to showcase Rotary & Water.
  15. 15. 2013 is UN Year for Water Cooperation • Let’s leverage this to enhance Rotary’s image – The extra media attention the UN theme brings is an opportunity to showcase Rotary & Water. PROPOSAL: make wateryour club theme for 2012-2013
  16. 16. Consider organizing RotaryWalking for Water in 2013 Early registration starts in April 2012 www.walkingforwater.eu

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