World water issues focus of Webb Diversity Day
Posted March 19, 2012
The world water crisis is the theme of this year’s Diversity Day, March 23, at The Webb School. The observance occurs during World Water Week, March 19-25, a time set aside to celebrate what many enjoy every day - the availability of clean and plentiful water and access to sanitation facilities. The dual-emphasis will also provide a school-wide project to mark the observance.
"This water crisis is something that affects almost every country in the world, so it touches each and every one of our diverse student body,” said Hannah Little, Webb librarian and Diversity Day coordinator. Little added that several of Webb’s staff members and students have participated in mission trips to other countries to work on water purification systems. “It’s a global issue.”
Webb will host an official UNICEF Tap Project event that will promote awareness of UNICEF water, sanitation and hygiene programs and raise funds to make those programs possible. The observance will also be marked with a documentary about the water crisis, an international meal, multicultural displays, a talent show and other activities.