|Pupils set up demo on how to purify water|
Pupils of the IITA International School last Saturday marked Water World, as part of efforts to bring to the front burner the importance of water and why the resource needs to be conserved.
Currently, more than 783 million people do not have access to clean safe water, and approximately 2000 children die each day from diarrheal (water-borne)diseases caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation, according to WaterAid.
These facts provided a sober reflection for the children and parents who attended the event, and made them give thanks for not searching for water.
The ‘water world’, which is the last event for the school’s academic year began with the choir and dovetailed seamlessly to other activities such as dances, and role-plays on how people, especially women dissipate energies and time in search for water.
There were also works of art, highlighting the importance of water, measures to conserve and scientific ways of treating water.
Ms Carole Inniss-Palmer, Head of IITA School, thanked the children, parents and teachers for making the ‘Water World’ event a success.
|Children on the field to mark 'Water World'|