- Category: News
- Published: Sunday, 12 April 2015 18:17
On April 19th, AVEDA will be working hand in hand with EcoKnights to raise funds and awareness among the participants and public on issues related to water accessibility, pollution and water availability in Kampung Pasir Putih, Pasir Gudang, Johor.
In our latest effort in building sustainable communities in Kampung Pasir Putih, Pasir Gudang, this issue of safe and accessible drinking water is still pertinent and relevant. About 100 indigenous individuals of the Seletar tribe in Kampung Pasir Putih are relying on irregular supply and unfiltered piped water. Their current practices are rather unsustainable and with the lack of support from the relevant authorities, the quality of their current drinking and washing water is doubtful. Many villagers there earn less than RM500 a month and their main economic activity is through fisheries. Now with unreliable sources of drinking water, Seletar families and their children are at risk from unsafe drinking water.
The main highlight is the "Walk for Water" campaign where to simulate the plight of the women who have to walk long distances (up to 6km) just to get a pail of clean water.
Aveda Walk for Water 2015 will be held on:
- 19 April 2015
- 8.00am – 10.00am
- Central Park, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya
- Registration fee:
- RM30 (RM30 is redeemable for any purchase of Aveda products & 1 sample)
Register NOW at http://aveda.ecoknights.org.my
This charity event also aims to be an educational and engaging platform to alert Malaysians on the global and local water crisis that are affecting populations especially in rural and less developed areas. Children and family of all ages are encouraged to participate.