Listen to Kids
And we’ll see things differently
Shruti N.K leads a life with all of the basic comforts like a 24-hour water supply. But for people in her country and community, clean water and access to sanitation is a luxury.
Diarrhoea and pneumonia cause over 600,000 children per year to die before the age of five. If there were proper hygiene and sanitation programmes in place, this number would drop significantly.
Shruti is an enthusiastic young leader with a passion for helping teach people the importance of water conservation and hygiene. In her community, she sees disadvantaged families queuing in unhygienic conditions to receive a single pot of water.
Motivated to help improve the lives of people around her, Shruti is an active member of a water conservation society. She helps the Children’s Movement for Civic Awareness (CMCA) by going door-to-door educating her neighbours on the subject. She believes that an imbalance in resources leads to an imbalance in education.
“I met a girl that cannot attend school because she needs to wait in water lines while her mother is cleaning other people’s houses. It is a pity when a child loses her right to education because she doesn’t have clean water at home!”
This year, Unilever Project Sunlight will be working with PSI and eKutir in Chhindwara to provide toilet facilities and clean drinking water for 36,250 people.
Shruti believes that individual small steps towards sustainable living also have a big impact. They’re individual actions which come together to make a big difference for the people of India.
“We just have to take the first step. If each person moves just one small step, together we move great distances in the right direction.”
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