'Walk 10,000 steps a day for a week and help improve access to water for girls and women, giving them the chance to get an education or to work, and to fulfil their potential.'
Water is something we take for granted in the UK, yet around the world, 1 in 10 households don't have access to water. What's more, collecting water is universally seen as a job for women and girls. Which means girls as young as 4 years old have to walk miles everyday just to collect water- leaving them no time to go to school and realise their dreams.
On Wednesday 11 October The Maynard School will gather within the school grounds and walk for half an hour to raise money for Care International. As a symbolic gesture, the girls will fill up and carry an empty water bottle on the walk.
The money raised will help build wells and water pumps closer to rural communities so that women and girls don't have to spend their days walking for water.