‘Join CAFOD and pupils from schools across Sheffield to make a big splash about CAFOD’s ‘Thirst for Change’ Campaign. On World Water Day, 22nd March we are creating a ‘river of change’ exhibition at the Winter Gardens, Sheffield City Centre. Come along at 10.30am to find out how you can help to ensure that the issue of water poverty remains a priority for world leaders.
It is currently estimated that 783 million people are still without access to clean water and 2.5 billion are without safe sanitation. To help raise awareness about this injustice, pupils from St Thomas of Canterbury Primary School, Holy Family, Worksop, Mylnhurst and St Maries Sheffield are contributing droplets of suggestions and fundraising to help improve water access, sanitation and hygiene for some of the worlds most vulnerable and neglected people.
The droplet shaped messages will form a ‘river’ and encourage others to add their messages of support to end water poverty. Members of the public are invited to view the display and learn more about how water poverty impacts on young children, women and girls in particular and how we can all work together to bring about change, to improve water and sanitation for all.
Angela Wood, CAFOD supporter and staff member from St Thomas Canterbury, Primary School Sheffield, said “pupils are writing on the droplets and asking Mr Cameron to ensure that the issue of water poverty remains a priority of world leaders, it must be addressed at the next G8 summit later in the year”.
For further information about this event please contact: Angela Powell on 0114 2687817or 07779804247. Or view the CAFOD Thirst for Change film featuring Actor David Harewood, please visit http://www.youtube.com/cafodtv and for further information on the CAFOD ‘Thirst for Change’ campaign and how to support it, visit www.cafod.org.uk/thirst.