Water is essential to life, without water there is no life. This video helps the spread awareness on how scarce water truly is in African countries. Nearly 85% of the population is without drinking water. And the water that they do drink carries disease. Due to this the life expectancy is only 39 years old. People in these countries are missing out on their entire lives because they do not have safe drinking water. In addition, women and children must walk for hours each and every day to fetch dirty water. These children are missing out on school and the women are missing out on work. This is the cultural norm and a social change needs to be made. The earth provides us with clean drinking water but it is buried deep underground. A sustainable solution is to teach central Africans how to build and maintain these wells. A well can last up to 20 years and provides water to nearly 400 people. With a well so much change can be brought to a community, children can go to school, women can go to work, and social norms can be broken. THe company behind this video is a different one than mentioned in the book however it has the same goal; to bring clean water to people and bring a sustainable change to their society. All it takes to turn brown disease infested water into clear liquid is donation. You can give a little, give a lot, or simply give water ever you can so that children just like you are able to go to school instead of having to travel to fetch water for their families.
Water is something that we take for granted each and everyday of our lives simply because it is always there. This video explains that each and everyday one of the first things we do in the morning has to do with water, whether it is brushing our teeth, having a cup or tea, or taking a shower. We don’t really think twice about the clear liquid that comes out of our focit. Each and everyday our lives involve clean water but for some people life without clean water is just simply life. The video explains how it is considered normal in different places around the world to have to walk up to four hours a day to collect water and the water that is collected is dirty and carries diseases. The video then goes on to explain the great impact have clean and immediate water can bring. It can empower women, allow children to go to school, as well as boost economies. The video then explains how this water crisis is solvable. The earth supplies clean water but people must help one another to get it. By donating money we can help people in third world countries obtain clean and immediate water. People can use social media to share this video and show others the importance of having clean water. By bringing awareness we can help those without water and it can help the people is many different ways. Children would now be able to go to school and learn how they can bring an impact to their community and even change the world. We can bring so much social change to others by simply providing them with water.
This video helps to explain to the viewer what life is like in South Sudan. During the dry season the villages have no clean water. The closest water supply is a far ways away and carry disease. The video shows how much a well is able to reshape the community. The well not only is able to provide clean instant water for the people but it helps the people around the well to set up a more permanent establishment. For example, in the video a well is build and soon a school is built and shoppes begin to open up. The book I read is called A Long Walk to Water and it is a true story that follows a young boy named Salva who grew up in Africa. He like many others did not have access to clean and immediate water. Salva was able to go to the United States when he was a young man and decided to give back to the communities in West Sudan. In the video Salva’s story is briefly told and the viewer is able to see the impact Salva had. He founded a company called Water for South Sudan, and it was thanks to him that the wells are being built. From watching this video I believe the viewer is able to have a better idea of what it is like to live in Sudan. In America we have so many privileges that we take for granted. A person could learn to be more grateful for what they have by learning about what others do not have.