Screen_Shot_2014-03-21_at_7.54.46_PMWorld Water Day will be observed this year tomorrow, March 22nd, as is done each year by the United Nations. It is held as a way to bring focus on the importance of freshwater and thus advocating for the sustainable management of fresh water resources. It is a time to celebrate global efforts to bring clean water to the 800 million people who still don't have it. Belize celebrated the occasion today March 21st with an Exhibition in Cayo. 

 

The country’s World Water Day Committee also held a poster competition for primary schools throughout Belize and winners were awarded at the exhibition. Second place was won by a primary school student of Compassion School in Yo Creek Village, Jennifer Chi. She told us about her entry.


Jennifer Chi


“Un mundo que tenía un cable que se conecta y una bujía que esta prendido y la mapa de Belice.”


Dalila Ical – Reporter

 

“Ganaste el segundo premio como te hace sentir esto?”


Jennifer Chi


“Muy contenta”


Dalila Ical – Reporter


“Esperabas ganar?”


Jennifer Chi


“No, pero estoy muy orgullosa de todos los que ayudaron como mi maestra y mis parientes estoy agradecida por eso.”

This is the

second consecutive year that Chi has won second place in the competition. Like last year, Chi won herself a tablet. The theme of this year's event is "Energy and Water" which are closely linked. We use large amounts of water to produce energy through hydroelectric and even nuclear power.  We also use large amounts of energy to heat, clean, and pump water. And as posted on the UN’s world water day facebook page, quote, “But if all of this talk about the Water Crisis seems distant or vague, here's a statistic that should hit closer to home: this year, a majority of the world's population will live within 31 miles of an endangered water source”. So, let’s do our share.

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