Central Highlands Water (CHW) has donated $10,918, raised by team members, to Water Aid Australia in recognition of World Water Day on Wednesday 22 March.
The donation will support the important work Water Aid does in Papua New Guinea, like the recently completed program in the Wewak District, focused on increasing equitable and universal access to sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services.
WaterAid Australia Chief Executive, Rosie Wheen said, “This year’s World Water Day theme of Accelerating Change sends a clear message that faster progress is possible, necessary, and something we should all be striving for.”
“We know that water, sanitation and hygiene are 3 absolute essentials in allowing people to live dignified, healthy lives. But we also know so many people around the world are lacking these 3 basic human rights, and that progress so far has been too slow,” Ms Wheen said.
The donated funds as part of World Water Day were raised by CHW team members through a workplace giving program and a series of internal events, coordinated by a volunteer committee of staff.
Read the full media release here.