Don’t Touch Your Phone for 10 Minutes, Provide a Day of Clean Drinking Water For a Child In Need

I’m doing this right now 🙂 Everyone should be able to have access to clean safe water!

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UNICEF recently teamed up with clothing designer Giorgio Armani for the latest campaign in the UNICEF Tap Project, which has been striving to increase access to clean water for children worldwide since 2007.

For this latest scheme, they have created a mobile website app (you don’t have to download anything) that can tell when your phone is not being used. For every 10 minutes you leave your phone alone, Armani will provide a day of clean drinking water to a child in need.

According to UNICEF, 768 million people lack access to safe, clean drinking water, 2.5 billion people live without proper sanitation and 1,400 children die every day from diseases linked directly to unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation.

Millions of children lack clean water. How long could you go without something far less vital… like your phone?

Visit the homepage of the UNICEF Tap Project on your phone and…

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8 comments on “Don’t Touch Your Phone for 10 Minutes, Provide a Day of Clean Drinking Water For a Child In Need

  1. Well it won’t work for me as I am one of those few people who still has a very basic phone – no apps for me! But we do make a donation to water aid every month as clean water for everyone is something I feel very strongly about. Good for you Sarah for reblogging this.
    Jude xx

    • I think I shall do a further blog about why the clean water issue is so important to me! It involves an interesting art and science collaboration I did some years back with a parasitologist friend of mine for Kingston University and The Natural History Museum 🙂

      • Did you read some of the comments on the original post? Seems some people don’t understand about publicising the importance of clean water for everyone. They totally miss the point.

      • And probably explains the mess we are in! So many people have the mentality that as long as they are OK no-one else in the world matters a damn.

      • Yes! It’s so frustrating 😦 Just imagine if you lived somewhere where you didn’t have clean water, like large parts of Fiji, and you read all those insulting comments? You’d really feel like most of the world didn’t think you were worth even thinking about! I think a lot of people don’t realise just how much of the world has this problem and the many complexities, political and geographical, of getting sustainable clean water set up! It’s not just about delivering some bottles of Evian!!

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