Tanzania Development Support to hold 6th Water Walk

By Northern Star staff

Tanzania Development Support will hold its sixth annual Water Walk 2-4 p.m. Thursday in the Martin Luther King Jr. Commons.

Tanzania Development Support is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping young people in Tanzania break the cycle of poverty. The Water Walk is designed to raise money for relief in Tanzania and raise awareness of the hardship suffered by Tanzanian women and girls who try to obtain fresh water, according to Tanzania Development Support’s website.

Participants will walk circuits around the Martin Luther King Jr. Commons carrying water-filled jugs, which represent the 5 gallon jerrycans used in Tanzania to transport water.

“These women and girls spend hours walking every day to get clean water,” said Taylor Adolphson, management and development intern for Tanzania Development Support. “Often the paths are dangerous … and the girls, they’re having to get water every day, and they’re not spending time in school and … on their school work.”

Students and community members interested in participating in the Water Walk can register online. Individuals can also form teams, or sponsor the event with a donation. Go to http://bit.ly/1DHXtPE to register.