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Lack of water in africa project

  1. 1. Lack of Water in Africa By: Claire Compagna
  2. 2. Where is Africa? <ul><li>Africa is a continent directly below Europe and is made up of 54 countries. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why is this an Issue? <ul><li>A lack of water in Africa is a huge issue because of several reasons. Firstly, There are so many people that get ill and sick because of either the lack of water or the unclean water that they do get. Secondly, many kids and especially girls do not get the chance to go to school like we do. Instead, every day, they have to get up knowing they have at least a 2 hour walk to get water, then have to carry the heavy containers filled with water back. Another reason why the lack of water is such an issue is because it is an endless cycle that is very hard to break out of. First, because only the man can work, and only the boys can go to school they are left with half the income then if the woman could work instead of having to go get water. Second, since the girl is not educated, she can not work when she grows up and has her own family, so nothing can change. </li></ul>A lack of water in Africa is a huge issue due to several factors. Firstly, so many people get sick because of either the lack of water or unclean water that they do drink. Secondly, many kids and especially girls, do not get the chance to go to school like we do. Instead, every day, they have to get up and walk at least 2 hours to get water, then carry the heavy containers filled with water back to their families. This makes the cycle of poverty very hard to break out of. Because only the men can work and only the boys can go to school, they are left with half the income then if the woman could work instead of having to go get water. Since the girls are not educated, they can not work when they grow up and have their own family, nothing changes and the cycle continues. Why Is This an Issue?
  4. 4. Results of Lack of Water Results From Lack of Water Cholera Typhoid Fever arsenicosis Cancer Intestinal Worms Dehydration Death
  5. 6. -1 in every 8 people lack access to clean water -Every day, 10 000 children under the age of 5 die of water-related illnesses -Half of the world’s hospital beds are filled with people suffering from water-related diseases -Each flush of our toilets uses the same amount of water that one person in Africa uses all day for washing, drinking, cleaning and cooking Interesting Facts on Lack of Water in Africa
  6. 7. Clean Water… IMPROVES EDUCATION EMPOWERS COMMUNITIES CHANGES LIVES IS A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXaL9aLy4r8
  7. 8. Imagine… <ul><li>Imagine every day you got up knowing that there was no safe water to drink </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine that more then once a day, you had to walk about 6km to get water, and had to carry about 44 pounds of water back on your head instead of going to school. </li></ul>
  8. 9. THERE IS A SOLUTION! <ul><li>One person alone does not have to provide wells or hand pumps for every village in Africa. But if everyone did their part in making a small donation, this tragedy would not exist. </li></ul>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cpBpIxYh7M
  9. 10. Thanks for Watching! Sources: The Guardian Newspaper Wikipedia Youtube Dropinthebucket.org Google images Unicef.org

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