Author Re-echoes the Mission of Global Water Challenge to Kids

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Dr. Philemon Chigeza reaches out to the grassroots level with children’s picture book

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Author-educator Dr. Philemon Chigeza publishes a work dedicated to children, parents and fellow educators to bring an all-important mission to the grassroots level. He aims to generate awareness, stir empathy and initiate a call to action in his new children’s picture book, Water Challenges And Opportunities.

“The world’s population is growing and more water will be needed,” says Chigeza. “But most water on earth is salt water which people cannot readily use. Less than 5 percent of the water on earth is fresh water and less than 1 percent is accessible to people. It becomes imperative to find innovative ways to sustain a continuous supply of good quality water by reducing, reusing and recycling water, exploring cost effective and efficient ways to desalinate sea water, and educating the public to conserve water.”

According to Global Water Challenge (GWC), a nonprofit coalition of leading organizations in the water and sanitation sector, nearly one billion people around the globe lack access to water and over 2.5 billion lack access to sanitation. The scope and impact of this crisis are staggering. Illnesses resulting from a lack of safe water kill more children under the age of 5 than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. The United Nations has reported that more people die from water-and-sanitation-related diseases than from all forms of violence, including war.

An educator by heart and by profession, Chigeza does not leave his readers without presenting them a challenge. Towards the end of his book, he exhorts them to explore effective, cost-efficient, and socially and environmentally friendly ways to supply good quality water to an ever-increasing population.

Readers, both children and adults, may now be informed and be able to take initial steps to partake of the mission of GWC through Chigeza’s Water Challenges And Opportunities.

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About the Author
Dr. Philemon Chigeza lectures in the School of Education, James Cook University in North Queensland. His work develops capacity building teaching and learning strategies that affirm students’ lived languages, experiences and knowledge in their learning of science and mathematics.

Water Challenges And Opportunities * by Philemon Chigeza
Publication Date: February 11, 2012
Picture Book; $34.99; 30 pages; 978-1-4691-6354-3

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