Wednesday, February 19, 2014

CAPpings- India - Clean Drinking Water Can Save Lives -- Through Water Education

Can education save the one out of every five children in India who die before the age of 5 from infections caused by dirty water? I believe it can, and I believe India's 500 million children are the ones who can and must lead the transformation in hygiene practices that can save these lives and help address the nation's water crisis.
What really brought this home to me was a recent two-week service trip to India in the company of Jacqueline Lundquist, the Chief Serendipity Officer at WaterHealth International who knows India and its people and culture very well. The wife of former U.S. Ambassador under President Clinton, Richard Celeste, Lundquist lived in India from 1997 to 2001, and her heart and her work bring her back there frequently. Her latest initiative, the Jaldhaara Foundation (jaldhaara means "flowing water" in Hindi) was launched on Jan. 3, 2014, in a rural village 45 kilometers south of Hyderabad, under the sponsorship of WaterHealth corporate leadership.
Publication Date: 17 January 2014