UNICEF’s Tap Project
The UNICEF (aka the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) was created by the United Nations General Assembly in 1946. UNICEF’s main goal is to build a world where the rights of every child is recognized, and to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path. The Tap Project was basically a program implemented by the UNICEF in 2007. Restaurants would ask their patrons to donate $1 or more for the tap water they usually enjoy for free, and the funds raised will be given to the UNICEF and help them bring clean and accessible water to millions of kids all around the world. Every year the Tap Project will begin again during the World Water Week, which is from March 19-25. People are invited to pay $1 or more and that’s enough for providing children access to safe water for 40 days. The UNICEF uses the line “when you take water, give water” to urge people to donate money and help children all around the world to have the tap water normal people take for granted. This project has been going on for six years now, and it has been extremely successful. It has even won awards like the Titanium Lion for creative innovation in 2007 and also the distinction of gold for public service in 2008. They even created Celebrity Tap to promote the fundraising. It is extremely creative and really increased the funds as well. Amazingly, since the start of this project, more than 2 billion people have gained access to improved and cleaner water sources, and 1.8 billion people have gained access to better sanitation facilities. The UNICEF has really made a major contribution to this through their hard work and through working with the Governments and partners around the world. To make this program even more effective, the UNICEF can even ask schools to sponsor this project. Maybe have students write about the importance of water and give out awards to them or have them draw. They...
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