In conjunction with the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) 2014, seven of its founding sponsors are raising money for Water.org through #SIWWPledge.
For every Like/Pledge made by online fans, #SIWWPledge sponsors will donate S$1 to Water.org! If your question is what / where to "like" to pledge?!
The answer is right here.. ON SELFIES!!! Hahaha! How relevant and convenient is this right!
You might have seen on my instagram that every "Like" is a pledge is $1 donated to Water.org.
Isn't it AWESOME?!?! I never felt like taking selfies can be meaningful like this haha. So if you can please go like that picture on my instagram okay thank you!
It's one of the official pledge channel for this campaign. So far there's 14k likes!!! YAY!!!
People are kind and helpful! That's a lot more than my usual selfies haha. Deheck i wish every photo i post is meaningful like that lol!
SO LET THE CAMHO OUT~!!! Haha!
But anyway i am just taking the chance to spam my selfies O.O
Did you know:
That one in nine people in the world lack access to clean water.
Which leads to about 780 million people worldwide.
As a woman, reading this just make me feel very 心寒. It's so frustrating that they don't have choice and that the lack of water has to affect and change their lives forever.
Isn't it quite an irony that each time a sensational mishap occur for example.. A plane crash.. Or a disastrous typhoon or an earthquake.. People around the world get together (at least online) to #prayforthis #prayforthat but here's an actual problem that kills so many people around the world..
But sadly i'd say this pressing issue we are talking about here, the lack of water that is killing about 3.4 million people yearly, worldwide.. Is not the most "popular" problem people pay attention to.
Cox i'd assume that people who has an electronic device to news and all would have decent sanitation condition in the places they resides in and no one would out of nowhere go Google about something that is so easily taken for granted:
Something that can be easily attained for you and me but not for the rest of the world out there..
Come to think of it.. You all know i MUST have a bottle of water in my bag AT ALL TIMES right? Haha. I cannot imagine my frustration and helplessness if i cannot have a bottle of clean water to quench my thirst / wash my hands / legs as and when i need to =X
Now that i know how precious water could be to someone who needs it for survival.. I will remember to be thankful and to save as much water as i can!
Admittedly i only hear of these problems from the lack of water through this campaign and i am glad i can play a small part to help raise awareness for more people to understand and to help.
You might question yourself.. "What can i help with?" Or you might think like i did initially.. The problem is too huge to be solved. But that's not true.. Changes can be made from you and me!
But first we gotta look at the root of these problem. I got these information from Water.org so if you're interested, you may check the site out.
This is the cause of the problem and a plan to make it better.
"Access to water isn’t an end in itself. Access to water is access to education, access to work, access - above all - to the kind of future we want for our own families, and all the members of our human family," said Matt Damon, co-founder of Water.org.
This paragraph made me love Matt Damon more hahaha.
One of the easiest way to start is to treasure what you have to enjoy that others have to struggle hard to have. So if you could.. Save water~! Some simple ways are..
Remember to switch off the shower when you're not using it. Like if you're lathering soap / shampoo you don't need a running shower head.
Water the plants with reusable water. Like Josh and my parents, they will take the water used for rice-washing, to water the plants. Reuse when you can!
Remember to use a mug when you're brushing so you won't let the tap run for longer than it has to. Reduce. reduce, reduce..
And erm.. Try NOT to take a bath in a full bathtub hahaha. But if you really need to relax.. The water can later be reused to wash / rinse the floor outside of the house..
Just kidding.. "Relax" is not a solution. Lolol.
So to sum up the pointers above, to reuse and reduce water-usage is a good way to start but there are also two other interesting ways you can now help! Remember i was spamming lotsa selfies earlier?!
UPLOAD A PHOTO / SELFIE
You may upload your photo / selfie on www.campaign.com/SIWWPledge
Upload photo/selfie (optional) HERE and then type in your water pledge! Submit & share it with your friends to spread the awareness and to help those people who NEEDS clean water to survive.. Thank you! Your picture will appear on the pledge site and i'm sure it'd look good!
And the last way to help.. Would be for you and me to meet!!! Haha!
❤︎ Come down to pledge for the water cause ❤︎
We'd take pictures there with each other and the pictures will appear on the pledge page on www.campaign.com/SIWWPledge ^.^ Isn't it easy to help?!
I will be at Bugis Junction (Fountain Area) this Saturday to gather pledges and to spread awareness for this cause!
Date: 14 June 2014 (This Saturday)
Time: 2pm - 5pm
Location: Bugis Junction (Fountain Area)
Myself and Typical Ben will be there!!! ^.^ I foresee it will be fun!!! I'd pull random people who walk past to ask them for pictures and to pledge for a good cause =)
So see you there!!! If you're shopping around the area you have to come!!!If you stay there you MUST come hahah. If you don't you still have to drop by say hi! Hahaha! ^.^
See you all tomorrow (Saturday!!!!) Haha! Let's all pledge together!!! For a better sanitation and water access system for them..
So now on.. I guess we're all a little more savvy about water.. Yes?
See you tomorrow at 2pm - 5pm! Bugis Junction!
Link to pledge your selfie / photo: