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Imagine not being able to drink a glass of clean water whenever you needed. It’s the reality facing almost half the population of Gao and Timbuktu, two regions in the country of Mali, Africa, where only 65% of people have access to potable drinking water.

That’s why World Vision plans to build a mechanized water network system that will provide clean water to 5,133 people in Gao. And in Timbuktu, they’ll rehabilitate five boreholes providing clean water to an additional 2,000 people.

But World Vision needs your help to get there. Which is why on Saturday, May 26th, 2018, they’ll be hosting the Global 6K for Water so that children in Mali won’t go without clean water any longer.

Global event will involve thousands of people

Six kilometres is the average distance that people in the developing world walk for water. Each 6K for Water registration provides lasting clean water to a child, and on race day, you walk (or run) with that child’s picture on your race bib.

Victoria’s 6K walk will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., starting at Belmont Secondary School , and it’s not too late to sign up. Regular registration is $50, while youth (18 & under) can register for $25.

100% of the proceeds will go towards ensuring no child in Mali will go thirsty again. Consider yourself invited!

World Vision Global 6K for Water

Where: Belmont Secondary School, 3041 Langford Lake Road
When: Saturday, May 26th, 2018, 9–11 AM
Registration: Regular registration $50, Youth (18 & Under) $25

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