Time: 7am – 4pm
The Walk for Water is a 28k trek across Singapore, from Singapore American School to Sentosa, in efforts to raise money for Tabitha Foundation, a charity which works to provide wells to villages in rural Cambodia.
Water is a basic human necessity, however, 1 in every 9 people lacks access to clean water. Over 50% of the population lack access to a water source in Cambodia alone. As a result, families often turn to open ponds or rivers, which are usually filled with bacteria and chemicals in order to survive. Villagers tend to walk great distances just to find these dirty water sources, as they are desperate.
In Cambodia, the Walk for Water works directly with Tabitha Foundation, in order to provide wells for communities in the poorest parts of Cambodia. We mimic the distances walked by Cambodians and millions around the world in order to truly help our participants understand what the people we strive to help have to suffer through everyday.
The event was founded in 2013 by SAS students Sabrina Sain, Bryanna Entwistle and Sophie Wirt, who were in 6th grade at the time. The first year, it was just the three girls walking. They managed to raise around $3000. Over the years, the walk has continued to grow. It has expanded to over 200 students, has raised over $100,000, and built 300+ wells across impoverished providences Cambodia.
From Singapore American School to Sentosa along the Green Corridor, using some Park Connectors. It is a long leafy trail that runs down the spine of Singapore.
Walkers who raise the most money will be given amazing prizes! The first place prize is a brand new iPhone 7, and the second place prize is a brand new GOPRO Hero 5!
What to bring
Walkers should bring a hat, sunscreen, a water bottle (water bottles/refills will be provided as well). Closed toed shoes are a must! Headphones, speakers, cameras, are all welcome! Just remember, you have to carry everything you bring with you for 28k!