Around the world, 1 in 10 children don’t have clean water close to home and 1 in 3 don’t have a decent toilet. They are vulnerable to deadly diseases caused by drinking dirty water and defecating in the open. 289,000 children under-five die every year from diarrheal diseases caused by dirty water and poor sanitation. That's almost 800 children a day, or one child every two minutes. And the problem doesn’t end when they get to school. Only 3 in 10 schools in the world have clean water, and just 1 in 3 have decent toilets. This exposes millions of children to deadly diseases and denies them a happy, dignified childhood.
I am proud to be an ambassador with WaterAid Canada to help all children have access to clean water and have the oppuetunity to chase their dreams.