COVID 19 Response Edition

Access to clean water and sanitation (SDG 6) under the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Youths (10 – 24) play a significant role in the implementation, monitoring and review of the Agenda as well as in holding governments accountable. With political commitment and adequate resources, young people have the potential to make the most effective transformation of the world into a better place for all.

United Nations

Now more than ever, with the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in full swing in parts of the world, the urgency for access to clean water is heightened, especially in developing countries. The youths have a role to play, and we need to provide them with the resources to do so. This program aims to transfer knowledge and application of the UN 2030 Agenda for sustainable development with a focus on SDG 6 – Access to clean water and Sanitation and its role in alleviating poverty in developing countries.

Learning outcome

Understand the interconnectedness of access to clean water and sanitation and the role it plays in alleviating poverty

Program Delivery

Start Date: April 28, 2020

End Date: Jun 28, 2020.

The program delivery is based on Bloom’s theory of learning and literacies that include 21st Century Learning Skills, Global citizenship, Project-Based Learning and Design Thinking.  Program delivery is via the EKCEP portal. The program with the intended outcome broken down into 3 phases

Phase 1: Knowledge, Comprehension and Application

Primary Learning Activity: Concept Mapping

Phase 2: Project – Application, Analysis and Synthesis

Students will provide access to safe drinking water to a hospital and soap to an internally displaced peoples (IDP) camp in Nigeria to help with meet SDG 6 and the fight against COVID 19.

Project Development and Implementation

Each group will create and design a crowdfunding webpage via an online platform with a goal of USD 650. The Fundraiser will run for about one month starting May – June 2020.

Money raised will be used for the following:  

  • Purchase of one instant microbial water filter (USD 500) that will provide 100 people with safe drinking water for use in a public hospital in Nigeria. 
  • Purchase of soap (USD 150) for handwashing in an internally displaced peoples (IDP) camp in Nigeria. 

Phase 3: Presentation and Evaluation of Project

Participating students and teachers will present their new learning and project outcome to the Rotary Club of Brampton at one of their meetings, where their projects will be discussed and evaluated by their peers and the Rotary community.

Additional Information

This project will go a long way to reducing the additional stress on developing countries in this COVID19 period. We will be partnering with two charitable organizations in Nigeria that will assist in project implementation. The interactors will be part of the implementation process via videos and pictures. There will be a forum where the interactors can exchange fundraising tips and ideas of what is working and what is not.

This program is funded by the Rotary Club of Brampton