Friday, May 29
7 to 8 pm
Free to attend. invite your friends & family!
Join us LIVE right here on May 29 from the comfort of your home.
Turn on the tap: what to expect
Livestream Presentation and Q&A
During the live presentation and interactive Q&A, learn how local staff in Guinea-Bissau are helping their community cope with the coronavirus and why a reliable water source is so essential. Also: an update on the construction of the new campus in Bissau.
Give clean water. Keep students healthy.
Together, we will be raise funds for the construction of deep-water wells at two of WAVS campuses in Guinea-Bissau. These wells will provide hand-washing stations, clean drinking water, and sanitation for hundreds of students each year. Thanks to a matching grant from One Day’s Wages, all donations will be doubled.
Enjoy music from Patrick Contreras
To cap off the night, Patrick will share a special performance just for WAVS supporters. His unique style of violin music is influenced by Blues, Electronic Dance Music, Rock and Hip Hop.
THE NEED FOR CLEAN WATER
In Guinea-Bissau, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is rapidly increasing. The country’s health infrastructure is extremely poor, even compared to neighboring countries. More than ever, reliable water sources are critical for health and sanitation.
However, two of the WAVS campuses lack reliable water sources. Working together, we can fix that.
The WAVS Vocational School campus in Canchungo lacks running water for much of the year. It relies on an old, hand-dug well that dries up for five or six months each year. The solution is to drill a deep well that will provide safe drinking water throughout the year.
Similarly, the new WAVS campus under construction in the capital, Bissau, will need a reliable water source when it opens up early next year. A deep well and water tower will provide safe drinking water and hand-washing stations for more than 1,000 students each year, once the campus is fully developed.