This youth generated video highlights the issue of environmental awareness.
Water and Environment
Water and Sanitation for All is a unit of three lessons designed to:
1) Raise awareness of the problems facing children with inadequate access to clean water or sanitation facilities
2) Increase students' understanding of the issue as one that affects them as well
3) Explore how organizations, agencies and individuals are working to address the problems
4) Encourage students to take their own steps in addressing the local and global issues of water and sanitation
This youth generated video highlights the issue of protecting the environment.
This youth generated video highlights the issue of waste management.
This youth generated video highlights the issue of water conservation.
This youth generated video highlights the issue of CO2 emissions.
This youth generated video highlights the issue of deforestation.
Six lessons that build understanding of contemporary environmental concerns and how they relate to human rights.
Almost 800 million people around the world don't have
access to clean, safe water including one third of the people living in Nicaragua's
country side. Until recently 12 year old, Rosie Bell used to get up at the crack
of dawn and walk a mile and a half to fetch water for her family from a creek.
Despite all this effort the water was unclean and dirty. Consuming the unclean
water caused a nearly fatal case of cholera for Rosie's younger
UNICEF has installed a solar powered water pump and filtration system for a new well in this Nicaraguan community. The new well provides pure clean water that is pumped directly into households. Rosie Bell and other kids are now safe from contracting fatal water borne diseases. Rosie Bell no longer has to take the daily long walk and can attend school.
This Water Activity Sheet, designed for students from 6th to 8th grades, provides students with background information on the world water crisis and how they can make a difference.