This month is about a critical issue that affects millions of people around the world: access to clean water and sanitation.
As members of the Rotary, you are already familiar with the importance of addressing this issue. In fact, the Rotary's commitment to providing clean water and sanitation is one of the organization's seven Area of Focus.
Despite progress made in recent years, there is still much work to be done. According to the World Health Organization, more than 2 billion people lack access to basic sanitation facilities and 785 million people lack access to clean drinking water. This is not just a health issue, but also a human rights issue, as access to clean water and sanitation is essential for human dignity and wellbeing.
But we can make a difference. Through our collective efforts, we can help ensure that everyone has access to clean water and sanitation. This requires a multi-faceted approach, including investment in infrastructure, education, and policy changes.
The Rotary has already made significant progress in this area, with initiatives such as the WASH in Schools (WiNS) program, which provides access to clean water and sanitation facilities in schools. But there is still much more we can do.
I encourage each and every one of you to consider how you can contribute to this important cause. Whether it's through volunteering your time, donating funds, or advocating for policy changes, every action we take can make a difference.
Let us work together to ensure that every person has access to clean water and sanitation, and that we leave a better world for future generations. Thank you.