Teens Helping Teens in Every Corner of the World
No one chooses to be born into a village where the only source of water is a polluted swamp. Yet sadly, for far too many, that’s the daily way of life.
It’s hard to imagine since many of us have never really been thirsty or had to walk 5 miles for water.
1 in 9 people in the world do not have clean water! That’s over 800 million people!
This spring, Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs (JKCP) became connected with a cause: to help end the world water crisis and make sure everyone has access to the world’s most precious resource!
Through charity: water, JKCP will donate $10 for each student who registers for a summer program between now and June 7. The goal is to bring clean water to an entire village.
But, that’s only where the story begins…
JKCP’s campaign for water will culminate in the summer with on campus events including the Water Walk. It’s a powerful 30 foot walk where teens can try carrying 40 pounds of water in each hand. It’s physically challenging but typical for women and children in many areas.
In Africa alone, people spend 40 billion hours every year walking for water. That’s time that could be spent in school, work and taking care of their families.
When our project ends, charity: water will send us GPS coordinates of the wells, photos and results of the community we helped. Every dollar is tracked and 100% goes directly into the field to build fresh water wells, rainwater catchments and sand filters. Plus, we will have inspired thousands of teens around the world to continue this mission.
One of the most amazing elements of JKCP is the diverse international student population. Led by Julian Krinsky, who was himself raised in South Africa, JKCP students come from over 40 countries including Argentina, Germany, China, India, Morocco and Thailand. It’s truly a melting point of cultures, languages, backgrounds and religions. Now, through photos, videos and social media (#jkcp, #charitywater) we are sharing the real stories of the people who desperately need water. We’re raising awareness and inspiring change; a movement that goes far beyond our fundraiser.
“JKCP students have so many opportunities in their lives. We wanted to inspire them to use their gifts and talents to help others. We have a tagline we use to describe JKCP: ‘A World Without Strangers’. This water project is really the meaning of that phrase put into practice,” said Krinsky.
It’s the power of taking one small action to be a part of something big.
We’re a small organization taking on one of the world’s largest problems. Just by being a part of the JKCP community our students and families are playing a part.