Friday, March 22 marked UN World Water Day: Leaving no one behind. FAFS, in collaboration with FHS, celebrated with fun, educational, and informative activities. Water Droplet, mascot for the day, engaged with students and wished everyone a happy water day. The celebration raised awareness of the challenges experienced by people around the world win acquiring safe water and of SDG 6: "Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all”. Clean water and sanitation is a human right for everyone regardless of age, gender, race, socioeconomic status, and location. By definition, this means leaving no one behind.
On this important day, FAFS, in collaboration with FHS, celebrated with fun, educational, and informative activities in the FAFS courtyard, at West Hall, and at Van Dyck. Students gathered for water themed trivia and interactive group games that mimicked the challenges to obtaining safe water. Winners received gift vouchers from Cafe Younes and Animal Encounter; everyone enjoyed delicious apples and Sprout pencils. Talaya Water, event sponsor, kept participating students well hydrated with their glass gallons. The Water Day mascot, Water Droplet, was the highlight of the day, taking photos and engaging with students in all three locations.
Billions of people are without access to safe water, that is, safely managed drinking water services, accessible on the premises, available when needed, and free from contamination. Their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive. This year’s World Water Day theme, leaving no one behind, highlights the central promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: a commitment to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development by 2030 worldwide, ensuring that no one is left behind. Click here for more pictures on the FAFS Facebook page.