The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is an organization that works in 191 countries around the world and is committed to child survival. With focus areas in child development, HIV/AIDS, education, gender equality, advocacy, and more, UNICEF is working to give children around the world the best possible. Read their mission statement, it's pretty incredible.
In 2011, 768 million people relied on unimproved drinking-water sources.
UNICEF has again started a project where you can help get clean water to children around the world. Simply by putting down your phone. Partnering with sponsors, UNICEF is donating the equivalent of one days worth of clean water for every 10 minutes you do not touch your phone.
Sanitation coverage is lowest in sub-Saharan Africa, Oceania, and South Asia.
To take part in this project, visit uniceftapproject.org on your phone. And then, put it down.
See how long you can go without your phone. See how long you can resist the urge to post a photo, check for a like, tweet something, or take a picture of your food. See how long you can instead help provide clean water for children around the world. How many minutes can you go? How many days can you provide clean water for children in need?
Have you heard about the UNICEF Tap Project? Are you willing to take the challenge? Why not put your phone down while your doing your quiet time. Or out with a friend at dinner. Or even while you sleep!
Take notice: did you see what my battery percentage was when I began the project? Did you see what it was when I finished? This is the only downside, especially if you are out while doing the challenge. But, it is worth it.
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I was not compensated in any way for this post. I'm just a fan of UNICEF and what they are trying to accomplish and want you to join in as well!