The Hayah International Academy hosted the “Walk for the Nile” initiative on Friday for the fourth time, in collaboration with the Irrigation and Water Resources Ministry. The campaign aims to raise funds to clean up Abul Menagga Canal, a 19-kilometer-long water stream in Daqahlia, to provide clean water to hundreds of thousands of people living in the area.
The event hosted some NGOs and provided them with booths to expose their projects about girls’ education, orphan care, or any other developmental goal. The Nutty Scientists group also presented a show about the value of recycling to the school children. The day ended up with collecting 60,000 pounds which exceeded the original target of 32,000 pounds to clean-up an extra 13 kilometers stretch of the canal.
The first walkathon at the school took place in April 2010. Participants organized a six-kilometer walk as part of the Live Earth Run for Water event, organized by former US Vice President Al Gore to increase awareness about the importance of water and its challenges. (Egypt independent)