Students Together for Water

By August 31, 2012March 23rd, 2015water
When MSU student, Raef Fidel, discovered that a billion people in our world do not have access to clean drinking water, he was moved to do something about it. He networked with several like-minded friends and launched SACWAS, (Students Allied for Clean Water & Adequate Sanitation) an organization that promotes awareness and helps raise funds for sustainable, clean water initiatives. Last spring, SACWAS raised $2500 to rehabilitate a non-functioning well for a village in northern Mozambique. The well is on schedule to be restored by Vox early November.

MSU-SACWAS

Vox’s Brian King and Brad Haan met up with SACWAS at Michigan State University’s Sparticipation this past week. Sparticipation is a festival venue where various student-led organizations recruit and promote their causes. SAWAS used the event to launch a social media fundraising campaign to rehabilitate another non-functioning well. Whenever a university student follows @voxunited on twitter, an anonymous donor will match it with $1 up $2500. It’s an easy way for students to network and make a difference.

According RAEF, the team at SACWAS is motivated. “We’re handing out hundreds of flyers, promoting it on our social media outlets and chalking the sidewalks with 1 follow = $1 = clean water.”