Category Archives : Water
Field Notes from Kenya February 14, 2019
I’m here! After many airline delays, and rerouted flights, I finally made it to Kenya. And so far, my visit has been so much fun!
Our first stop was to a Life Center. Bavuni School is a church where children visit on Saturday mornings to learn Christian Character Building (CCB) from a curriculum produced by Childcare Worldwide (CCW). They learn Bible verses to memory, sing songs, and then have a lunch of porridge and juice. Our visit was with the pastor, children and some of their parents. The children sang and recited scripture. The pastor delivered a short message, then my colleague Peter Horne (affiliated with CCW since its beginning) told a story on character that was quite animated. The kids laughed as Peter told them that God sees everything they do, and that because of Jesus Christ, they are forgiven. I stood up and greeted the crowd, sending well wishes from the staff at CCW. I loved meeting the kids and seeing their school. (more…)
Joyful Joy August 6, 2018
This summer, you, our wonderful supporters have stepped up to provide clean water for children and families in need. The summer’s not over, but already you’re making a tangible difference!
Solomon’s Key to Success? Water! June 29, 2018
Stephen and Solomon are two brothers living in Olenkasurai, Kenya. In many ways, their life is idyllic. They live with their loving parents and spend their days in school and helping their dad graze the sheep.
But alongside that idyllic pastoral scene, they live with the horrors of poverty. And the biggest horror of all is the water they drink.
Why Water? June 22, 2018
Water is one of life’s most basic necessities. But 1 in 9 people worldwide live without access to clean water. And sadly, children are the most vulnerable. It’s been estimated that a child dies from water-related disease every 90 seconds. They deserve better. Not only do they deserve better, but we are called to do something about it! Why? Take a look… (more…)
Why Water? May 8, 2017
Here at Childcare Worldwide, we care a lot about clean water. It is imperative that the kids we serve have access to safe water. The cost of not meeting this basic need is simply too high.
Here’s a look at the top 5 reasons why clean water is important:
Wondering about water August 17, 2016
For many countries such as Kenya and Uganda, finding clean water to drink can be a challenge. I don’t think I have ever gone to Africa without seeing the ubiquitous scene of a child crouching near a dirty stream or pond and cupping their hands to take a drink. These are children who risk contracting waterborne illnesses, but often have no other alternative.
The truth is, every 90 seconds a child dies from a water-related disease. Water catchment systems are helping to reduce that number and we are thrilled by the many supporters who have come alongside us to help build these systems! But what are some of the details about these systems?
Water Catchment Systems: 12 more for 2015! January 13, 2015
The bad news: every 21 seconds, a child dies from a water-related disease. This is a dire fact.
The good news: Through the generous support of our donors, we have raised enough money to install 12 new water systems in 2015! With water catchment systems serving hundreds of individuals, that means thousands more will have access to clean drinking water!
Fill ‘er up! June 18, 2014
In the old days of our family vacations, we were often on the lookout for a gas station where we could stretch our legs and get a frosty bottle of pop from the vending machine. Our car would come to a halt near the pump and my sister and I would tumble out like firecrackers from the back seat. A young man dressed in white overalls and cap hustled over to us with a big smile asking “How can I help you folks today?” Dad would lean out the window and say “Fill ‘er up, Ethyl!” Ethyl was not my mother’s name, it was a type of gasoline, and filling ‘er up was only 25¢ a gallon.
Today, filling up the gas tank can be quite expensive and something that causes us to do a little “eye roll” when we see the pump numbers spinning and then coming to a stop at the total. But have you ever thought about the fact that we can turn on the faucet and fill up on clean water to drink, bathe in, and cook with? We can fill up gallons of containers and count on three things– it’s clean, convenient and generally free. This is not the case in developing countries.