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2016 marks the 10th anniversary of A Walk for Water for the Azawak. To commemorate this occasion, Amman Imman calls upon schools, groups and individuals to host A Walk for Water in their community.
This Year's Planned Events
Several schools have already held an event, and more are scheduled. To add your event to our calendar, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the details.
After you’ve collected donations, you can send them to: Amman Imman, 914 Robin Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901 or make an online donation at www.ammanimman.org/donate.
For online fundraising, we suggest a crowdfunding site like Classy.
Following your event, we would love to post your story and photos on our website! You can send them to email@example.com.
A Walk for Water symbolizes the 35 mile trek children living in the Azawak travel to bring water home for their families. Walks for the Azawak have been held around the world on school grounds, at local parks, on wooded trails, in small towns and on city streets. Students walk a certain distance, often 5K, and raise funds by asking people in their school and community, friends, family, and local businesses to sponsor them.
In 2007 the first A Walk for Water event took place at Lake Frank in Derwood, Maryland. Approximately 60 people - children and families from several schools - gathered in a field facing the lake to bring attention to the Azawak. Together they walked 3.25 miles around the lake and raised over $5,000. Over the years, the event grew to include music, a cultural festival, indigenous crafts, and local partners supporting Amman Imman. In 2015, Amman Imman partnered with John F. Kennedy High to host A Walk for Water. We were honored by the presence of the Ambassador of Niger and the fashion designer Alphadi. Over 200 people attended the event.
Read about A Walk for Water Events in schools around the world on The Wells of Love Blog.
View Videos of A Walk for Water Events