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Yorkshire Water offers free talks and workshops to schools

Yorkshire Water is offering schools and youth groups a free talk or workshop to teach pupils how some poorer countries do not have access to safe water and sanitation.

Students will learn about the vital role water plays in everybody’s lives and form part of its Big Wish for Ethiopia campaign with WaterAid. The charity is looking to deliver clean water and toilets for 170,000 households across Ethiopia.

Anne Reed, Education & Volunteering Manager, from Yorkshire Water, said: “We have great partnerships with lots of schools and youth organisations across the region and deliver some really interesting and engaging talks for them. Our volunteer speakers are knowledgeable and enthusiastic and can really get them message across to pupils that access to clean water and sanitation is a life and death situation. We often don’t really know just how lucky we are in the UK to not have to worry about such basic things.”

Yorkshire Water is aiming to raise £1m by 2020 for Big Wish for Ethiopia and bring an end to unnecessary deaths caused by dirty water.

For more information on The Big Wish and to book a talk or a workshop, please go to our Big Wish webpage.

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