Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Pledging For A Good Cause

If you read my previous blogpost about i-hub @ Singapore International Water Week (SIWW), you'd have known about the #SIWWPledge :)
And if you've made your pledge already, THANK YOU SO MUCH for doing your part!!! ^~^

But if you haven't had time to make your #SIWWPledge yet, not to worry!
Come down to Ion Orchard THIS WEEKEND and we could do the pledge together! :D
More details at the end of this post! ^~^

What is the #SIWWPledge?
In conjunction with the Singapore International Water Week 2014, SIWW and seven of its founding sponsors are raising money for Water.org through #SIWWPledge.
For every Like/Pledge made online,
#SIWWPledge sponsors will donate S$1 to Water.org!

The first of its kind in the global water space, this movement was introduced as part of SIWW's goal to rally the global community towards finding innovative and sustainable technological and financial solutions to meet safe water and sanitation needs globally!

The current Water Crisis
About one in nine people in the world lack access to clean water - about 780 million people worldwide.

Co-founded by Gary White and Matt Damon, Water.org is a non-profit organisation that has transformed hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia and Central America by providing access to safe water and sanitation! :D

"Access to water isn’t an end in itself. Access to water is access to education, access to work, access - above all - to the kind of future we want for our own families, and all the members of our human family,"
said Matt Damon, co-founder of Water.org.

Billions Daily affected by Water Crisis
Water is a source of life. And it is a crucial part for all human and economic development.

Today's water crisis is not just an issue of scarcity, but also of access.

In Singapore, and in most developed nations, we're extremely privileged to have access to clean, drinking water right out of our taps,
and more often than not, we take it for granted.
But we need to realise that there are millions of others who still do not have means to attain safe water, and this is detrimental not only to their health, but also to their community, their society's development and their lives.

In many underdeveloped countries, women and children bear the primary responsibility for water collection in the majority of households.
This is time not spent working at an income-generating job, caring for family members, or attending school,
which can only lead to numerous adverse effects on their lives in the long-run.
But all this can be changed!



To read more about this, do visit:

"[The water and sanitation] crisis claims more lives through disease than any war claims through guns."

To find out more facts about Water:

Here's the Good News

Water.org knows how to bring people clean water and improved sanitation, and the solutions are simple and cost-effective!
On average, every US dollar invested in water and sanitation provides an economic return of eight US dollars.
For only $25, Water.org can bring someone access to clean water for life!!
Too awesome!!! :D

How can we help?
As mentioned above, we can do our part and pledge for a common water cause via the #SIWWPledge! :)
Because for every Like/Pledge made online,
#SIWWPledge sponsors will donate S$1 to Water.org!

Choice #1
To take the #SIWWPledge,
all you have to do is to take a selfie and then upload it onto
www.campaign.com/SIWWPledge 
If you'd like, you can also add in a caption like I did previously!
Caption: I will take shorter showers to do my part in saving water!

♥ Choice #2
Come down to the Pledging For A Good Cause event this weekend where we could take selfies on site together
and pledge for the water cause! :D
Anyone is welcome to join us!
All photos taken on that day will be uploaded onto
www.campaign.com/SIWWPledge! :)

Pledging For A Good Cause
Event Details
Date: 14 June 2014, Saturday
Time: 2pm - 5pm
Venue: Outside Ion Orchard, near the Colorful Figurines

Peishi and I will both be there, so please come by and meet us! :D

I WILL LOVE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE!! ^~^
(plus we could vlog together too!! OMG this is too exciting!!! :D)

♥ Choice #3
Like my Instagram #SIWWPledge posting - which will also be used as an official channel for pledging!!! :D
1 Like = 1 Pledge = S$1
This will literally take take less than 10 seconds!!! ^~^
So please do help out even if you don't like my other photos normally hahah! ♥♥♥♥♥
This photo: http://instagram.com/p/pG1Y7arcoI/



Or better yet.... do all 3 choices! :P


I'm really glad that we're all given an opportunity to do our part in supporting Water.org for the common water cause,
and I sincerely hope that we can raise as much donations as possible to help. empower and change the lives those who are less privileged through the #SIWWPledge!

So please tell your friends, tell your families, tell everyone you know~
Cause it'd be super fantastic if everyone could help to spread awareness about the event this weekend & the #SIWWPledge! :D

Every pledge counts!
Have you done your part yet? :)

Hope to see you all this Saturday! :D
Thank you for reading, love you all!