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Updated: Mar 23, 2022

Written by Abigail Chifusa, (Project Officer).

SDG 6 asserts water is a resource to deal with the main challenges facing poverty and growth throughout the world. With access to clean water for all, the world’s living standards would improve.

In an effort to increase knowledge and engagement around Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), students in Grades 1 and 2 at Viswajyothi CMI Public School in India, together with their parents and teachers, Tincy Antony and Vineetha Bose, took part in a creative activity on SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation). Global Schools Advocate, Gem Jos, a British Council Coordinator and fellow teacher is also based at the school.

The students were first introduced to the SDGs and how they can become active participants to achieve the target of accessing clean water and sanitation by the year 2030. One student put together tips to save water, another student completed a write-up on rain water harvesting which is practiced at her home, and others designed creative, colored posts on the theme "Save Water". The students were thrilled to learn about responsible water usage which included proper sanitation and hygiene as well as water conversation.

Water conservation means managing water efficiently to reduce the wasteful usage of water. The sustainable management of clean water and sanitation can essentially improve a country’s economic growth, provide positive influence in the health and education sectors, looking at the fact that many people throughout the world are affected by lack of clean water and reliable sanitation. Therefore, students created outstanding posters on the issues of water conservation in view of SAVING WATER to SAVE THE PLANET and SAVE LIVES.

Pictures by students in grades 1 and 2 at Viswajyothi CMI Public School, India.