6km Walk for
@ IST – November
Why 6KM? – In some regions of the world such as parts of
Asia and Africa, people have to walk great distances to find
drinking water. Women and children are normally responsible
for this task. The average distance a women in the developing
world walks to get water is 6km a day, and she typically carries
a load weighing 18kg. That is a long way to go and a lot of
water to haul.
The average amount of water that a family in Africa and Asia
uses in one day is about 22 litres. By contrast an individual in
France uses about 150 litres of water per day.
The International School of Toulouse will be holding a Water
Walk during the week of 15th
November 2010. We aim to
raise awareness about access to freshwater around the world
and help to make a difference in the lives of families in need.
Can you help make a difference? If so, you need to register
your interest for the event and pick up a sponsorship form. The
walk will be a team based event and will be around a measured
circuit in the school grounds during one lunchtime. Teams of
students will walk 6km weighed down with a large container of
water to raise money for Water Aid.