Why Safe Water and Sanitation is a Key for Sustainable Development

Written by on February 26, 2014 in Entrepreneurship, World - 1 Comment

Alek_WekH&M Conscious Foundation Manager Helena Thybell, Supermodel Alek Wek and Allison Tummon Kamphuis, P&G share a common goal. They all want to improve access to safe water and sanitation (WASH). This Thursday you can join their conversation on why access to these basic human rights is so important.

The American Chamber of Commerce Foundation and WASH Advocates host the conversation on:

  • Thursday February 27, 12.00 – 1.30 pm EST // 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm CET.

Join the conversation online here:https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/487286806

The lack of access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) has a severe negative impact on health and the local communities in many developing countries. As a result, people are trapped in a cycle of poverty and diminished opportunities.

H&M Conscious Foundation´s Global Program for Safe Water and Sanitation in Schools and Procter & Gamble’s Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program are working with innovative and sustainable solutions to secure access to safe water and sanitation.

The goal is to give communities a chance to reap health, economic, and educational benefits. More specifically; safe water, sanitation and hygiene education in schools are cornerstones for children’s rights to live in dignity, and is vital to increase their possibilities for a better future.

Alek Wek is strongly committed to the field of clean water. Both from her personal experiences, but mainly because of the huge global impact lack of access to clean water and sanitation poses for too many people around the world.

“As a South Sudanese born, I have witnessed how important clean water is. Not only is it a basic human right, we need it to live!”-Alek Wek

Learn more about the H&M Conscious Foundation: hm.com/consciousfoundation

Learn more about WASH Advocates and Procter & Gamble’s Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program

  • Britt Hysen

    It’s great to see big brands like H&M and Proctor & Gamble give back to the world by donating large chucks of their money to much needed projects. Helps to humanize their company and make their customers feel good about supporting their business. Time to start operating with a socially conscious awareness.