Dubai Cares Water Bucket Walk Event - Friday, 20th November 2009
November 20, 2009 marks the 20th anniversary of the United Nations’ Universal Children’s Day. On this important global occasion, Dubai Cares invites you to participate in the Water Bucket Walk, a symbolic walk-a-thon in support of children who do not have access to clean drinking water in schools around the world. Most of us are not aware that children in developing countries walk, on average, more than 6 km every day to collect water that is likely to make them sick, thus preventing them from attending school.
The Water Bucket Walk will give the UAE community the opportunity to experience a fraction of the difficulties children in developing countries face on a daily basis, by walking 3 km carrying a bucket much like a child in a rural community would do. Each participant’s entry fee of AED 30 will provide one child with clean drinking water for one year!
Here are the details:
When: Friday November 20th, 2009
Time: Pre-registration: 08:00 A.M. – 09:00 A.M.
Walk-a-thon: 09:00 A.M.
Where: Registration will take place in Jumeirah Beach Park and the walk-a-thon will commence on Jumeirah Beach Road.
Entrance Fee: AED 30/ per person
The AED 30 fee is equal to the amount it would take to sponsor one child’s access to clean drinking water for one year. As such, every person participating in the Water Bucket Walk will be representing one child’s access to clean drinking water for one year!
Please note that every participant will receive a Dubai Cares t-shirt and bucket.
Children under the age of 5 will be exempt from any fees.
Interested? Here is how you can participate:
As an individual/family – Participants can register online http://www.dubaicares.ae/WaterBucketWalk or at one of Dubai Cares’ registration drives at shopping malls (visit www.dubaicares.ae for locations).
As a corporation – For more details regarding corporation registration please download the Water Bucket Walk Corporation Kit http://www.dubaicares.ae/WaterBucketWalk
As a university- For more details regarding university registration please download the Water Bucket Walk University Kit available on http://www.dubaicares.ae/WaterBucketWalk
As a social club- For more details regarding social club registration please download the Water Bucket Walk Social Club Kit available on http://www.dubaicares.ae/WaterBucketWalk
As a school- For more details regarding school registration download the Water Bucket Walk School Kit available on http://www.dubaicares.ae/WaterBucketWalk
Volunteers are welcome to help our team in organizing the Water Bucket Walk event. If you are interested in volunteering please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show your solidarity and support of children around the globe by registering NOW and inviting your friends and family to join our Water Bucket Walk!