Governor’s Project

NYCKI Governor’s Project: The Water Crisis and the Thirst Project

663 million people in the world still lack access to safe, clean drinking water. Every 21 seconds a child dies of a water-related disease. Women and children spend 6-8 hours each day fetching water in these affected communities. These are just a few of the many unfortunate facts about the reality regarding the status of water today in many underdeveloped countries. The NYCKI Governor’s Project for the 2017-2018 Service Year aims to tackle this issue of the water crisis by working with an organization called the Thirst Project. The Thirst Project is the world’s largest youth water organization and their mission is to educate young people about the global water crisis and challenge them to join the clean water cause. There are two main goals of the Governor’s Project: to raise awareness of the water crisis and to raise funds for the Thirst Project to build clean water sources in those communities in need. The fundraising goal for this service year is to raise $6630 to represent 663 million people that lack access to clean water.


What are some ways your club can make a difference?

  • Hold a Water Walk. A water walk is a great way to start a conversation about the water crisis with the people in your community and inspire them to want to join the cause. The event consists of handing out free water bottles in a high-traffic area in order to get people to engage in a conversation with you about the ongoing water crisis and how they can help. Click here for more information!
  • Host a Gala. Hosting a gala dedicated to the water crisis and endorsing the Thirst Project is a fun way to create awareness of the issues and raise funds through ticket sales and donations. Click here for a helpful guide on hosting a gala!
  • Hold Fundraisers. Bake sales, skate nights, anything you can think of!

Click here for a PowerPoint template to use in your presentations!

The list doesn’t stop there. Talk with your friends, your family, your community about the water crisis and spread the word. Be creative about other ways to fund raise and get the word out there and maybe our generation will be the one to end the global water crisis.