Learn about Doly, a teenager from Bangladesh who teaches her community about safe hygiene practices.
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 water conservation.
Clean water is a necessity for life, yet nearly one billion people do not have access to
safe drinking water and approximately 2.5 billion do not have access to adequate sanitation.
Volunteers have helped make Piedras Grandes Nicaragua a safer place to live and have educated the community about water and sanitation.
Read about how community health partnerships in Nepal are helping to improve, water, sanitation and health.
In Mozambique, young people are transforming dark and dirty schools into healthy, inviting places of learning.
Growing up Fatima needed to collect water for her family every day, and the trek to water was made treacherous by crocodiles lurking about. Fatima and her family faced a bigger danger than crocodiles - waterborne disease.
In Indonesia, youth are helping to educate their local community about the importance of health, sanitation and hygiene.
In December of 2009, youth gathered in Copenhagen Denmark to address the issue of climate change. The forum released this declaration, demanding action from world leaders on an issue of great importance to future generations.
Learn about how UNICEF is helping to combat cholera, a deadly waterborne disease, in Guinea-Bissau in West Africa.