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Student has dream to bring water where there isn't any

Mon, May 20th, 2024
Worth School

As he prepares to spend the summer volunteering in Nepal, Worth Sixth Form student Filippo Taddei has declared: “I have a dream: to bring water where there isn’t any.”

Filippo, 16, arrived at Worth from Italy last September to study the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. This summer he will be volunteering in South Asia for Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN), an association that helps local female entrepreneurs who for different reasons did not have the possibility to go to school when younger.

Ahead of going to Nepal, Filippo has launched his own project to raise enough funds to build 10 water tanks which will provide essential resources to communities in rural areas that lack them due to climatic or financial challenges.

He said: “After consulting with the staff of VIN, it has been brought to my attention that there is a significant water shortage in the Everest region.

“We are lucky. Every time we need water, to drink, to wash ourselves, to cook, we just open the tap. But is not like this for everyone. In Nepal, for example, there is water – a lot of it – but not for people because it doesn’t have infrastructure – dams, reservoirs, aqueducts – to reach the population. My dream is to get water to them.

“I have launched a fundraising activity, with VIN, to raise funds to build tanks in cement for rainwater collection in the Everest region. Each tank costs £850 and can contain 4,000 litres of water which is used for drinking, cooking, washing, irrigating the fields and to give water to the animals. Today, 75 water tanks have been built. My goal is to raise money to build 10 more.”

If you can donate to Filippo’s project, please go to: https://www.gofundme.com/f/i-am-16-years-old-and-i-have-a-dream-to-bring-water-where

Every penny donated, aside from credit card fees will be used to purchase materials to build these water tanks.