UAE Community Supports Dubai Cares' “Water Bucket Walk” Event

Published November 18th, 2009 - 03:48 GMT

Thousands expected to participate and help in providing children with clean water in developing countries

The ‘Water Bucket Walk’ is being organized by Dubai Cares to mark the 20th anniversary of the United Nations’ Universal Children’s Day. This Friday thousands of UAE residents are expected to participate in the 3 kilometer walk in support of children with limited access to clean drinking water in schools around the world which is one of the main issues preventing children’s access to primary education. These children on average walk 6 kilometers everyday to collect water for their families which likely to be contaminated and may have serious implications on their health thus preventing them from attending school.

Having received an overwhelming response from the UAE community to date, Dubai Cares is still accepting pre-registration on their website until Thursday at 12:00 noon.  Otherwise individuals can register at the Jumeirah Beach Park starting at 8:00 am on Friday prior to the 9:00 am walk. The Registration fee for the ‘Water Bucket Walk’ is AED 30 per participant which represents one child’s access to clean water for one year.

Each participant will receive a Dubai Cares t-shirt, bucket and a bottle of water. Since the objective is to experience a fraction of the difficulties that children in developing countries face, the bucket will not be filled with water other than a small bottle of water to drink while participants are walking.  Therefore, Dubai Cares encourages the whole family to participate including women and children of all ages.

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority see the Water Bucket Walk as a great opportunity to join in Dubai Cares’ focus on providing clean water to children in developing countries and have shown their strong support of the event through their participation as our Presenting Partner. Other organizing partners and sponsors include Dubai Municipality, Dubai Police, RTA, PepsiCo and The First Group.

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