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In 2007, the UNICEF Tap Project was born in New York City based on a simple concept: restaurants would ask their patrons to donate $1 or more for the tap water they usually enjoy for free, and all funds raised would support UNICEF’s efforts to bring clean and accessible water to millions of children around the world. Since its inception in 2007, the UNICEF Tap Project has raised nearly $3 million in the U.S. and has helped provide clean water for millions of children globally. Now in its sixth year, the award-winning UNICEF Tap Project, a nationwide campaign sponsored by the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, will return during World Water Week, March 19–25. The first program of its kind, the UNICEF Tap Project has become a dynamic movement that affords everyone the opportunity to help provide the world’s children with safe, clean water. Through numerous fundraising and volunteer activities, the UNICEF Tap Project celebrates the clean water we enjoy on a daily basis by encouraging celebrity, restaurant, volunteer, corporate, and government supporters to give this vital resource to children in developing countries. The concept is basic and compelling: “When You Take Water, Give Water.” 2012 UNICEF Tap Project Funds will specifically target Togo, Vietnam, Mauritania, and Cameroon. Whatis the UNICEF Tap Project?
UNICEF has saved more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization, and UNICEF is committed to doing whatever it takes to achieve the goal of reaching the day when ZERO children die of preventable causes. Currently, UNICEF works in more than 100 countries around the world to improve access to safe water and sanitation facilities in schools and communities, and to promote safe hygiene practices. The report highlights, however, that the world is still far from meeting the MDG target for sanitation, and is unlikely to do so by 2015. Only 63% of the world now have improved sanitation access, a figure projected to increase to only 67% by 2015, well below the 75% aim in the MDGs. Currently 2.5 billion people still lack improved sanitation.
The worldwatercrisis - Every day 3,000 children die of diarrheal disease caused from consuming unsafe water. Nearly 783 million people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water. - Just $1 raised through the UNICEF Tap Project can provide a child with safe water for 40 days. - The simple act of washing a child’s face with clean water can prevent debilitating diseases—like blinding trachoma, an infectious eye disease that spreads from child to child. The world’s leading cause of preventable blindness, blinding trachoma is endemic in 57 countries, with 1.2 billion people living in trachoma-endemic areas, primarily in the poorest communities in the developing world—meaning millions of children without access to clean water are at risk of becoming blind from trachoma.
Partners Many celebrities, actors and singerstaking part in the UNICEF Tap Project. TheseincludeSelena Gomez, ZacEfron, Artur Zmijewski, Margaret Foremniak, Angelina Jolie, Taylor Swift, Rihanna and manymore.
Bibliography: Music : M. Jackson- We are the world (instrumental) Information: www.tapproject.org Photos: http://ekurjerwarszawski.pl/miasto/inwestycje/1201/hgw-te-inwestycje-mozna-odczuc-probujac-wody-z-kranu.html, http://thoughtsfromthebirdhouse.blogspot.com/2012/01/unicef-tap-project.html, http://theconsumerism.com/celebrity-tap-project-by-unicef/