About the project
More than 1.2 billion people lack access to clean drinking water. Project Water is a global collaboration between 10 schools from 6 continents in which students try to identify water issues and find solutions on local and global scale: water shortage and clean water, water pollution facts, health benefits of water and how we waste water.
The participating countries cover every part of the world, combining all kinds of religions, cultures and languages. The student will break boundaries and become multimedia journalists, creating videos and writing short articles about 5 different topics, on weekly base. This project meets all of the 6 21th Century Learning Skills.
This project-based and student-centred project connects students from around the world and meets several subjects: Geography, ICT, English, Science, Biology, etc. It introduces students to basic journalism skills, brings empathy in the classrooms and meets one of the UN Sustainability Development Goals: Water.
New tools will be introduced into the participating classrooms to promote technology enhanced learning.
Wai (pronounced 'why') is the Maori word for water, liquid, streams, rivers and ... tears. We decided to play with words and call this project "Wai Water".
The participating countries are Argentina, Belgium, India, Israel, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, the United States (California and Minnesota) and Vietnam.