Over the past few weeks our Scout Network have been joining thousands of Scouts from across the UK in a new initiative designed to remove social barriers, connect communities and improve lives.
The UK has just over 500,000 young members and adult volunteers – giving us a ‘Million Hands’ to make a real difference. The 77th’s Network members made a decision to support Water Aid and to think about people who are without safe water or toilets, and who are trapped in a cycle of poverty and disease.
Around 650 million people have no choice but to drink dirty water. 2.3 billion people don’t have access to a proper toilet. As a result over 500,000 children a year, or 1,400 a day, die from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor toilets, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
A Million Hands is about taking practical action, so our Network have been busy learning all about what they can do to convince others about what needs to be done to improve the lives of people struggling without clean water and sanitation.
Stay tuned to this website for updates from our work!
You can find out more about the Million Hands initiative on the Scout Association’s website, and watch a brief introduction to it below: