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Find out how we're hoping to raise over £1m for projects in Ethiopia.
Helping support the Everyone, Everywhere campaign
Our ‘Big Wish for Ethiopia’ strives to deliver safe water, sanitation and hygiene education to those less fortunate, whilst educating customers and influencing stakeholders on the challenges faced by millions.
We have partnered with WaterAid Ethiopia on a 5 year project with the aim of;
- Raising £1 million to support projects in country
- Going beyond traditional volunteering, strengthening the capacity of the water sector in Ethiopia by sharing the skills and knowledge of our colleagues
- Delivering environmental education to young people across the Yorkshire region
- Influencing key stakeholders to support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and champion global safe water
- Developing innovative ways of engaging customers, colleagues and challenging new ways of working in the corporate/charity partnership arena
- Strengthening our relationship with WaterAid by encompassing key goals into our strategic business objectives
We are delighted to offer schools and youth organisations the opportunity to have a free talk or workshop.
Using our Big Wish resources and utilising our knowledge of WaterAid, our dedicated speakers will come along to your school or youth group and tell you all about our Big Wish for Ethiopia and how we can all help to provide clean water and sanitation for everyone, everywhere.
We can come along and talk in your assembly, run a class workshop or support your Cub/Scout/Brownie/Guide evening with fun and engaging activities.
To request a speaker, please complete a request form and email it to email@example.com.
We've developed two resources, one for Schools and one for youth groups. You can download all these resources here:
- The Big Wish Youth Groups
- The Big Wish Schools
- The Big Wish Sponsorship Form
- Big Wish School Poster
- Lesson 1 slides
- Lesson 2 slides
- Assembly Slides
- Wishing well Templates
- Paying in form
- Fundraising Ideas
You can also fundraise and donate via our dedicated JustGiving page.
Find out about the charity partnership between WaterAid and The Scout Association.
14 year old Mekedelawit is a grade 7 pupil and WASH club member at Bruh Tesfa Primary School in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In the slum area that the school is in 25% of the population are disabled; this school has WASH facilities for both disabled and non-disabled students.
Mekedelawit is an ambassador for hygiene education. "Our club's primary role is to keep the school clean, and to teach students how to be clean. I was selected because I am a good communicator."
Her favourite subject is English and when she grows up she wants to be a pilot.
Mekedelawit talks about the impact the WASH facilities have had on the health of her and her fellow students:
"Before the construction of the latrines and water provision, children got sick. But now we have these facilities and knowledge about how to use these latrines we do not get sick."
"I want to say thank you to everyone who was involved in the construction of the water and sanitation facilities."
Want to make a big difference? Why not sign up to our School Linking programme?
Bring learning to life with WaterAid
Could your school raise £1,000 for WaterAid this academic year? Take on the challenge and follow the journey of schoolchildren in Ethiopia, Madagascar and Nepal as their schools receive clean water and toilets for the first time.
Through updates, talks, photos and films, WaterAid's Schools Linking project will show the challenges children face and the transformation that water and toilets bring - helping your pupils to think global and act local to help some of the world's poorest people.
By joining Schools Linking, your school will receive;
Termly updates from schools in Ethiopia, Madagascar and Nepal
Classroom talks or workshops from a local trained WaterAid storyteller
Your starter pack and fundraising materials
Curriculum linked teaching materials
Plus the chance to share a letter with a chosen school!
To learn more please get in touch by emailing us.
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