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... and help us change the world for thousands of children. The funds we raise will help UNICEF to complete the Lega and Yelam Gej multi-village solar-powered water systems in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia.
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Driven to Help
I started working out in the gym back in 2015, I was just a regular attendee of classes offered most specifically the LES MILLS Program. Because of my addiction to lesmills classes I opted to step up a level, I have undergone trainings and exams to be with the tribe. Yes, I am now a certified BODY ATTACK and BODY PUMP instructor, and longing to have more programs.
Lately, I have received an e mail from the tribe, oh yeah It's familiar I heard about this, I saw the ads several times, the workout for water. Does that mean I have ignored that calling for a long time? What was it that drived me to become a reprasentation to help Les Mills, UNICEF and the others for us to come up with a common goal?
I saw my self sometime in 2003, back in the Philippines when I was in my 2nd year college taking up Nursing. If you are in that level there is a curriculum where in you have to stay and live with the community, it's called Community Immersion. We are being facilitated by our clinical instructor to help the community with their medical needs. The main goal of the said immersion was to reach the families which are located in a far flung areas that at times neglected because of inaccessibility. My group was tasked to stay in one of the barangays of Bokod, - DACLAN.
Our stay there for almost a month was really hard and the group adjusted so much. One of the rigid part of our stay was with the water supply. We as well found out that clean water supply is the major problem of the constituents of Daclan. Reports indicate that there is an existing water work system in the municipality, but is insufficient to supply the direct and indirect beneficiaries and that includes Daclan. Moreover, springs are said to be used as an alternative water source.
Fetching water from springs, use of drums as a water storage and rain collection are commonly practiced by the populace. Scarcity of water supply is said to cause the rise of water-borne disease incidences as a consequence, medical expenses and decrease of farm productivity, thereby decreasing farmers' and resident's income.
From that scenario, I was thinking of what life they have there in Ethiopia. My one month struggle stay in barangay Daclan motivated me to take part for the workout for water and help change a child's life.
I know that I can't do it by my self, I need everyone's help to join me so we can change the world for thousand of children by raising enough funds for UNICEF to complete two multi - village solar-powered water systems in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia.
My fundraising journey is everyone's journey!
Thank you to my Sponsors
James Bryan Murillo
Keith Jorge Diaz Maclang