Our Creative Response to the 6th Goal:

Clean Water and Sanitation

Nonfiction in response to Clean Water and Sanitation
June 2018
Nonfiction in response to Clean Water and Sanitation
June 2018

Two years ago, I took a trip to India to visit my relatives. Driving past the slums of India, I was surprised to see television antennas sticking out of the tops of makeshift house. In fact, the World Bank reports that...

Water.  It’s one of our basic necessities and one of the things that makes our planet habitable.  It seems incomprehensible that we would go even one day without interacting with water in some way.  Maybe the amount of water is just right.  Even...

By Amrita Bhasin
By Jason Sharer
Nonfiction in response to Clean Water and Sanitation
June 2018

Everybody knows that water is important. We need it to live, and use it for lots of things including eating, drinking, hygiene, and recreation. But after you brush your teeth or drain the bathtub, where does that dirty water go?

By Grace Muresan
Poem in response to Clean Water and Sanitation
June 2018

O water so impure, why must I try

So hard to shake your taint of rot and ground?

You fill the air, but I’m left high and dry:

Two-thirds of me, but not one drop around.

By Ilana Arougheti
Poem in response to Clean Water and Sanitation
June 2018

It trickles slowly

Down the lips,

Slithers through the throat,

A quick, cool stream

By Mofe Akinyanmi
Poem in response to Clean Water and Sanitation
June 2018

We take it for granted,

Always being able

To reach for a glass of water,

Even though 663 million people, a...

By Kelsey Cashman
Nonfiction in response to Clean Water and Sanitation
June 2018

Water - a necessity of life. When you are thirsty, you might go to into your kitchen and grab a cold bottle of water from the fridge. However, not everyone has this privilege. In fact, over 10% of the people in the world do not. On the other side of the world, in...

By Georgia Bernbaum
Poem in response to Clean Water and Sanitation
June 2018

Water.

I need water

But what can I do?

There is no water

By Karen Wu
Fiction in response to Clean Water and Sanitation
June 2018
Poem in response to Clean Water and Sanitation
June 2018

Week 1

Dear Mummy,

I hope you and Eliza are safe on the home front. I would like to

say that I am fine here, but things are rough.

The jar is strong with walls of hardened clay,

Its heat-glazed outside patterned black and gray.

Hand after hand has gripped its rounded rim,

And countless water drops have passed its brim.

By Grace Muresan
By Caroline Sun

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