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Join us for the Global Water Dances this weekend and make a splash for water awareness!

Water is essential for life. It is vital for our health, food, energy, environment, and well-being. Yet, millions of people around the world lack access to safe and sufficient water and sanitation services, putting them at risk of disease, poverty, and vulnerability. According to the United Nations, more than 2 billion people live in countries experiencing high water stress, and about 4 billion people experience severe water scarcity during at least one month of the year. Water scarcity affects every continent and is expected to worsen as population growth, urbanization, climate change and pollution increase the pressure on water resources.

Water is especially important for children and families in developing countries, where water-related diseases are among the leading causes of death for children under five. Lack of clean water and sanitation also affects children’s education, nutrition, and gender equality. Girls and women often bear the burden of fetching water from distant sources, which limits their time and opportunities for schooling, work, and leisure. Moreover, lack of adequate sanitation facilities in schools can discourage girls from attending classes, especially during menstruation.

Water is also crucial for the sustainable development of communities and nations. Water supports economic growth and productivity in various sectors such as agriculture, industry, and energy. Water also sustains healthy ecosystems that provide valuable services such as water purification, flood control and biodiversity conservation. Water is also a key element of adaptation to climate change, as it can help reduce the impacts of droughts, floods and storms on people and infrastructure.

To raise awareness of these water issues and inspire action for water solutions, we invite you to join us for the Global Water Dances this weekend. The Global Water Dances is a worldwide event that brings together people from different cultures and backgrounds to perform community-based dances beside a body of water. The dances are choreographed to the same music and performed at the same time in different locations around the world. The dances aim to express the beauty, power, and fragility of water, and to call for its protection and preservation.

We are proud to be part of this global movement as one of the dance sites in Accra, Ghana. We are a group of children selected by the Street Children Empowerment Foundation (SCEF), a non-governmental organization that works to rescue, rehabilitate, and reintegrate street-connected and vulnerable children in Accra Central.

We have been rehearsing with Dzen Nako Cultural Troupe for 13 weeks to stage a poetry, drama and dance performance that reflects our connection to water and our vision for a water-secure future. Our final show will be staged at Goethe Institut, Accra on June 10th, 2023, at 12 pm local time. Our performance will also highlight the challenges of water cleanliness like galamsey (illegal mining), indiscriminate & improper disposal of plastic waste and general environmental awareness in our community. We will showcase how we are working towards SCEF’s agenda for zero waste by reducing, reusing, and recycling plastic materials in creative ways.

We are excited to share our talents and messages with you and with the world.

We hope that you will join us for this unique and meaningful event. You can watch our live stream on our website or social media platforms or come to see us in person if you are in Accra. You can also support our cause by donating to SCEF or by spreading the word about Global Water Dances and its goals. Together, we can make a difference for water awareness and action.

Thank you for your interest and support. See you at the Global Water Dances!