Friday, May 07, 2010

[Wadabo_updates] Fw: Dancing For Water Benefit Class




Friday May 14, 2010   

                                                6-7:30 PM

Fatou-Carol's African Dance Class

                            Dance Complex

536 Mass Avenue, Central Sq, Cambridge


The lack of clean water in many parts of the world is threatening the extinction of many indigenous cultures. This is especially true for the Dagara people of Burkina Faso, who live in the Sahel, a desert like corridor, in West Africa.


In 2004, when a Kristen Karinshak, a high school sophomore in Leesburg, VA, learned from Sobofu Some, of Burkina Faso. that mothers and children had to walk up to 6 hours a day with heavy jugs on their heads in order to provide water for their families, she decided to take action. She led her first fund raising event, called Walking For Water.  The seventh annual walk will be held May 8, 2010.   Thousands of dollars have been raised from these seven walks and ten wells have already been dug.  This as a great start, but much work still needs to be done.


Here in Boston, let's support this important effort and dance for water!!!   Come to this benefit class and dance, watch, sponsor a friend to dance or send in a donation on your own.  No offering is too small.   


Consider this:   The average shower uses over 50 gallons of water.  Children in Burkina Faso begin carrying water at age.  UNICEF reports that 2% of children in the US die before the age of 5. In Burkina Faso 45% die before their 5th birthday.


For info email Fatou-Carol Sylla 

or call  her at 617-868-6193

To contribute to the walk directly contact

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