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Apr252012

Salva Dut Featured Speaker at "A Long Walk to Water" 

Salva Dut, president and founder of WFSS, was one of the featured speakers at the Aspen Institute's  7 Billion Conversations that Matter- A Long Walk to Water:  Women, Population and Access to Safe Water.

The Aspen Institute developed this program to discuss the water issues facing the world.  Water is humanity’s most essential need, and yet one third of our planet’s population lacks access to safe water, spreading disease and conflict. As climate change makes draught and disaster increasingly common, leading to melting water sources and wells pumped past the point of renewability, the water we do have is distributed and consumed in a starkly inequitable way.  Watch the entire presentation here.

 

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This is a message directly for Mr. Salve Dut. I am writing you from a city called St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada which is about 2 hours from Rochester, NY. I am the teacher of an inspirational 5/6 class filled with students who are a multi cultural group with a lot of promise. We are currently reading about you and your inspirational life. The students are so engaged that they beg me each day to read more about you and your fantastic story! I am writing on behalf of the students in my class to see if you would make the journey to our humble little school to spread the knowledge you have obtained in your life and to inspire our students that even they can make such a huge difference in the world......like you have done. Thank of so very much for taking the time to read this.

January 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEd Desanti

Dear Water for South Sudan,
My name is Imogen. I am 11 years old and our class has just read Lynda sue parks book A Long Walk To Water. Another class read it as well, and all 60 students were inspired by Salva's story. For weeks we have studied it and we made the whole school aware of the book and this organization. We are now planning to fund-raise money for this wonderful cause. It would be a dream come true if Salva or others that save lives by building wells could come to our class, but I know that would not be possible as I live in New Zealand. Even commenting makes me feel lucky that someone will hopefully read this and maybe even Salva himself. My highest hopes is for a reply but i know you will be very busy with more important things to do.
Yours sincerely,
Imogen :)

September 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterImogen

Your story is so inspirational. I am working on writing a letter to you. I love that way you kept going on through your circumstances. I am only in 5th grade and I already got touched and inspired.d

November 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBlessing

As a teenager who likes to read, I have read your story and was inspired not to get stuck on a obstacle. I started using your advice.
"One step at a time" it helped me many times considering that I'm in 7th grade

January 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJason

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