UNICEF on Campus @ University of Calgary

October 28th, 2009

Loonie Walk for Water

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Hello UNICEFers,

UNICEF on Campus, along with the Engineering Students’ Society are going
to do the Loonie Walk for Water THIS FRIDAY! Please let us know if you are
interested in parading around campus for a cause.

Feel free to dress up in your Halloween costumes. We have some giant
UNICEF boxes (limited) for you to dress up in if you are interested.

What: Loonie Walk for Water
When: Friday, October 30
Where: Starting location will be at 12pm in the Engineering Lounge (See
Map in attachment)

MEET UP LOCATION: Please meet our executives in the SU Clubs offices area
at 11:30am to head to the Engineering Lounge together. Executives will
start to head to the Lounge around 11:50am.
If you cannot meet with us, you can head straight to the Engineering Lounge.

Can’t follow us on the ground? Follow us on Twitter! We will be updating our location as we go on UofC_Unicef

October 28th, 2009

Pumpkin Carve Competition

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Hello Members,

UNICEF on Campus will be hosting its Annual Pumpkin Carving competition
Thursday Oct 29th at Science Theatres Foyer. Take a break from all your
hard studying and carve your own pumpkin or to vote for your favorites!

Carving and voting will begin at 10:30am to 3:30pm, so come as early as
you can to work on your Halloween Masterpiece.

Prizes will be awarded to the pumpkins with the most votes. Plus take your
pumpkins home at the end of the day for Halloween decorations!

Cost: $5 to carve and a min donation of $0.50 to vote.

October 26th, 2009

A UNICEF Success Story from Iraq

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The national water networks in Iraq have suffered greatly as a result of the country’s long economic deprivation, and have fallen into disrepair. Even before the start of the Iraq war in 2003, millions of people were struggling with broken pipes and faulty systems. But, years later, Iraq’s water problems have multiplied.

Proper hygiene and access to safe drinking water continue to be high priorities for Iraqi families. During difficult times, many families, especially those that have been displaced by the conflict, have had to stretch scarce household resources to find safe drinking water; something that should be readily accessible to all. Young children are hardest hit by shortages of safe drinking water and can be very susceptible to waterborne illnesses and related malnutrition. These illnesses and the resulting malnutrition can undermine the healthy growth of these children and keep them from attending school.

Thanks to the support of Tap Project donors like you, UNICEF is assisting the government and other partners with their ability to respond to the water and hygiene needs of more than 80,000 children and women affected by emergencies in the central and southern regions of Iraq. A key priority is improving access to and storage of safe drinking water with the provision of supplies such as water purification tablets and jerry cans.

In addition, distribution of key provisions, such as sanitary napkins, garbage bags, disinfectants and soap enable them to follow proper hygiene practices, which helps prevent the spread of infectious diseases. These efforts not only keep people healthy, but, more importantly, they improve their overall quality of life.


October 25th, 2009

Loonie Walk for Water Banner Making Pictures

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Hey guys,

Here are the pictures (follow the link on the cover photo!) from the Banner Making session on Friday, October 23rd! Thanks to everyone that showed up and we hope to see everyone at the Loonie Walk for Water event on October 30th!

Walk for Water Banner Making
October 19th, 2009

A UNICEF Success Story from Guatemala

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Of Guatemala’s 13 million people, 22 percent live in extreme poverty in rural areas and many lack access to safe water sources and are unaware of proper sanitation techniques. Young children are very vulnerable to waterborne diseases, such as diarrhea, and the simple habit of washing hands with soap could halve the number of child deaths due to diarrhea each year. Teaching children simple, healthy habits and the importance of proper hygiene at an early age can prevent illness or death and improve their quality of life.

Thanks to the support of Tap Project donors like you, UNICEF is working in cooperation with local governments and communities in the highland and coastal areas of the country to improve the water supply and sanitation facilities at 50 primary schools. In addition to these activities, a related education and awareness campaign will ensure that this work continues to have lasting effects on the 50,000 primary school children and 15,000 men and women in these communities. These programs will empower children, teachers and community leaders to be advocates for the promotion and conservation of safe water and proper sanitation habits, as well as pave the way to healthier lives.


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