Photo comp: Derrick, Kenya
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The photo is me carrying a 20 litre jerrycan of water on my back. This was during the Gold Award Residential Project. The project involved helping a school in a community where access to water is almost impossible and we had gone there to build a borehole for them. Upon arrival we requested to see where they fetch their water from and that's when they showed us the small stream they fetch from. The kids from the school who are only about 8 to 12 years wake up early to go fetch water from the stream which is about a kilometre from their school. The distance is quite short but the terrain is hilly and tough for those young kiddos. Coming from a place where I only have to turn on a tap and I have water, this was quite an awakening experience and at that very moment I saw the impact of the project. After the five days project I was happy to see the genuine smiles from those faces.
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