"Water is life. Yet 768 million people do not have access to safe, clean drinking water, and 2.5 billion people live without proper sanitation. When water is unsafe and sanitation non-existent, water can kill."This was taken from a recent UNICEF article, which really struck home with the team at My Water Filter. Our team members are all dedicated to 'Healthy Living' and we take our passion further by helping those in need. And when we are faced with the shocking reality of what's happening out there in the world, we can't help but be thankful for organisations such as The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), who are making the world a better place. Organisations like the UNICEF gives businesses like ourselves a chance to be Water Warriors along their side. UNICEF aims to save and improve children's lives by providing immunisations, clean, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. They are based in over 190 countries around the world and work through fundraising, advocacy and education.
UNICEF Tap ProjectThe UNICEF Tap Project is something that UNICEF has been running for 8 years and it has helped many children around the world in regards to gaining access to clean water. This year, 2014, the UNICEF Tap Project launched a way to encourage people to engage and help save a child's lifeâ€¦. by putting down their phones.
How it works:They have set up a mobile-friendly site for phones which you can easily access from your smartphone. Once open, for every ten minutes you don't touch your phone, UNICEF can provide one day of clean water to a child in need. It uses the sensory function in smartphones to know if you touched it or not. It's quite a challenge if you are like most and are constantly on your phone all day. So naturally, our at My Water Filter has decided to be â€˜Water Warriorsâ€™ for today and are doing the challenge. As a team, our mission is to clock up as many days as possible today. It's so simple but can make the world of a difference especially when its saving lives.
You too can be a Water Warrior and save lives?Save a life today by joining UNICEF and our team in this project, is so easy to do and it simply means detaching yourself from your phone for a few minutes or hours.
STEP 1: Open the Internet browser on your Smart Phone
STEP 2: Search tap.unicefusa.org
STEP 3: Follow the 2 simple steps on the phone & start. Leave your phone on a steady surface
STEP 4: That's it! Walk away and try hard not to move or touch your phone for as long as you can.
TIP: Leave your phone on charge as the screen in sensor proof and wont switch off. So save your battery by plugging it inHelp us today, and any day in fact by giving it a go. 10 mins away from your phone can save 1 life. So if that's all you can afford to do, it's still making the world a better place :)
Stay tuned for our Teams GRAND TOTAL tomorrow morning and let us know how YOU go in the comment section below!