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This weekend is your last chance to check out the #waterstories exhibition at Jack Poole Plaza at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Canada . The exhibition features a collection of photographs and stories by photographer @mustafahabdulaziz exploring the global water crisis. The open-air exhibition is a collaboration between WaterAid, @earthwatch, @wwf_uk and the HSBC Water Programme. It's on display until Monday 24th July. #videooftheday#instavideo#vancouver#canada
These kids at a school in Colombia know how to wash their hands properly. Do you? It's the easiest way to stop the spreading of disease, so make sure you do it before eating and after going to the toilet! #handwashing#photooftheday#instagood. Photo: @jordiruizc
How would you feel if your drinking water had to come from a lake like this? Maria, who lives in Colombia doesn't have a choice. This is the water she has to give to her children. That's not fair! You can help families like Maria's by supporting WaterAid. #colombia#cleanwaterforall. Photo: @jordiruizc
Meet the fantastic kids from Wyvil Primary School in London who came to our offices yesterday to help curate our magazine and social media. They had fun playing our game Angry Turds too! #KidsCurate#TheWaterFight#videooftheday
"We chose this film because you see the source of the problem, and Sagar has to walk a very long way just to wash his clothes. We see the trouble that Sagar goes through...We wouldn't want to wash our clothes in water that cows have peed in!" Film chosen and caption written by pupils at Wyvil Primary School, helping us to curate our social media today! #TheWaterFight#KidsCurate
"Dharamdev is a boy from Nepal who walks 8km to go to school where it is really dangerous as there are snakes and scorpions there. The toilets are locked and there is no water meaning no-one is hydrated and they are unable to learn due to dehydration and pain. Dharamdev wants to complete high school and get an overseas degree but his goal can only be accomplished if he has access to clean water and toilets at school. With this he can concentrate and focus on his studies." Photo chosen and caption written by one of the pupils visiting us from Wyvil Primary School in London. #TheWaterFight#KidsCurate
"Pramila has to go far away to collect water for her family. Some people also get sick while doing this. She also said she missed around three weeks of school! It breaks my heart seeing another child suffering. Together we can change this and fulfil their inspiring dreams". Photo chosen and caption written by one of the pupils visiting us from Wyvil Primary School in London. #TheWaterFight#KidsCurate
"This is about a girl living in Nepal in terrible circumstances but still has high hopes. I'm talking about a girl named Pramila, aged 12. Me and Pramila are living different lives but we still have the same life ambition - to be a nurse. This makes me feel that no matter what conditions Pramila is living in she won't give up on her dreams." #TheWaterFight#KidsCurate
Today we are very pleased to welcome children from Wyvil Primary School in London who are joining us to help curate our social media today! Make sure you check it out! #TheWaterFight#KidsCurate
This women's group in Mali are a real inspiration. Not only do they make soap and promote hygiene in their village, they are helping themselves. "Women face many problems due to their status and their traditions," says Diallo, the group's leader. "They are not necessarily free, rather, they are somewhat marginalised. Therefore, we thought that by getting together in a group and enforcing our strengths, we can successfully do many activities and acquire resources to solve some of our problems. To get started, we were inspired by other female associations that we heard on the radio or saw on television. We were convinced that if we invested in some activities together, then we would be able to generate income, promote women's' emancipation, and undertake many more responsibilities in the community." #womensempowerment#mali#hygiene#soap#cleanwater#photooftheday. Photo: Basile Ouedraogo.
#WaterStories an exhibition of photographs by @mustafahabdulaziz can be enjoyed by those lucky enough to find themselves in #Vancouver from now until the 24th July at the Jack Poole Plaza.
The photographs cover elements of the global water crisis by highlighting the relationship humans have to this fundamental resource.
Water Stories is a collaboration between the photographer and three NGOs @wateraid@wwf and @earthwatch with the support of the @hsbc Water Programme
Pramila, 12 and from Nepal , misses school 3 or 4 times a week because she has to fetch water. "It takes one hour just to reach the river. In summer, when you walk in the sun...I feel like crying." Worse still, the water from the scoop-hole in the dry season will probably make her sick. Join The Water Fight for kids like Pramila. It's time to make clean water part of her everyday life. Link in our bio. #cleanwaterforall#TheWaterFight#nepal#instavideo#videooftheday.
Do you agree that all children should have taps and toilets at school? Of course you do! So join #TheWaterFight! Sign our petition by following the link in our bio. #cleanwaterforall#toiletsforall. Photo: Ernest Randriarimalala.
Samjhana doesn't want to be collecting water all her life. Her dream is to be a teacher. "Collecting water is my work. And becoming a teacher is even greater work. If I became a teacher I'd be proud of myself," she says. You can help make sure Samjhana has the chance to fulfil her dream by joining #TheWaterFight (link in bio). #videooftheday#instavideo#Nepal#cleanwaterforall
"It's always been like this. I've always been collecting water," says Samjhana who lives in Nepal . Please sign our petition (link in bio) to make sure every child like Samjhana has taps and toilets at school. 3 in 10 schools worldwide don't have clean water, and 1 in 3 don't have decent toilets. You can change that! #cleanwaterforall#toiletsforall#nepal#photooftheday. Photo by: Mani Karmacharya @kpmani
We believe everyone, everywhere should have a decent toilet. That's why we're working with Andrex to make up to 100'000 clean and safe toilet visits possible for people like Potemma, centre, and her family in Bangladesh. #toiletsforall#toiletschangelives#bangladesh. #andrex. Photo: GMB Akash
We went into the crowd at #glastonbury2017 in search of festival goers rocking our favourite colour - #blue of course! You too can be a water warrior by signing #TheWaterFight petition (link in bio) to make governments commit to bringing safe water to kids everywhere. Photos: WaterAid/ Emily Graham @emilyrachelgraham
There's a poo on the loose at the #glastonburyfestival! Our tireless volunteers are campaigning to raise awareness about the importance of water and sanitation in unlocking children's potential. Follow the link in our bio to find out more about #TheWaterFight, and sign the petition. And follow WaterAid UK on Twitter to see more of the giant poo's antics at the festival! Photo: WaterAid/ Emily Graham @emilyrachelgraham
WaterAid's Toilet of Dreams is open for business at #Glastonbury! What's the humble loo got to do with making dreams come true? Everything! 1 in 3 schools around the world lack decent toilets - this holds children back from getting a good education and achieving their dreams. We are asking YOU to sign our petition and help make dreams come true. #TheWaterFight. Link in bio. Photo: WaterAid/ Emily Graham @emilyrachelgraham
Is everybody ready for Glastonbury? We're very excited about being there again this year! Check out our Stories over the rest of the week to see what we get up to! #dancing#keepdancinged#excited
You'd want to give your baby the best start in life, wouldn't you? Giving birth in a clinic that has clean water is essential to providing a healthy start. Midwife Bimola is now able to deliver babies in a safer environment at her clinic in Bangladesh , as sanitary conditions have improved significantly since the beginning of the year. Bimola also has a strong desire for more positive development at her workplace: "I want to make mothers more aware of poor conditions of water, sanitation and hygiene, to help keep their babies safe," she says. #healthystart#cleanwater#cleanwaterforall#instagood#photooftheday#midwife#baby#bangladesh. Photo: Al Shahriar Rupam.
Happy Fathers Day! James works for WaterAid in Uganda. He's also a dad. In the future James hopes no father will have to see his children drink dirty water. Respect to all dads doing the best for their kids! #fathersday#uganda#cleanwater#cleanwaterforall