Last Fall, KO ran a crowdfunding campaign to raise awareness of the world's water crisis among American youth. The campaign raised $10,000 and we are using that money to develop water awareness programs at schools in the US while at the same time helping to improve the water and sanitation systems of schools in Africa.
Here's a sample of some of what we've been doing...
Earlier this year, Jesse Danger (Movement Creative) & Max Henry brought our innovative movement workshops to elementary schools in New York & Connecticut.
Working with our partner H2O for Life, we are helping Washington Elementary School in Washington Connecticut raise money for Mattuga High School in Uganda which is in need of a rainwater collection system, two hand washing stations, and a community WASH education program. Click here for more about this project. At the end of April we will be returning to Washington to throw a parkour jam as part of a final fundraising push to help them reach their financial goal.
On March 30 and 31st, we attended the National Youth Leadership Council's annual conference to talk to high schools about our programs. We hope that the outreach we do encourages more schools to team up with H2O for Life to raise money for water projects around the world.
Global Water Challenge, another KO partner, has pledged to match any amount we help raise for a pre school in Erasmus South Africa. That school is in need of two new water tanks, a water connection to the schools kitchen, rehabbing existing toilets, and hygiene education.
These projects are close to our hearts at KO, and the support of our fans is making it possible. If you would like to get involved with these projects or hear about how our innovation classes can raise awareness about the world water crisis please email contact@knowobstacles and ask about iKO: Water Crisis.