Topeka’s Walking for Water is a Rotary sponsored awareness and philanthropic initiative. Children aged 10-15 are sponsored to walk 6 kilometers while carrying 6 liters of water in a backpack. This is the average distance and weight of water that children in developing countries travel and carry home each day.

All funds go directly to the project and financing the backpacks. The chosen project is called Max Value for WASH. It aims to reduce child mortality and morbidity by implementing safe water, sanitation, hygiene education, safe motherhood in Bluegold Polders in Patuakhali Sadar, Bangladesh.

This will enable 70,000 extremely poor people living in hard to reach areas moving towards healthy life through access to WASH and Safe motherhood.
We are looking for more than 25 volunteers. The goal participation is 200 children. This gives us roughly 8 participants per volunteer. Parents are welcome to walk with their kids.  To volunteer, contact Amanda Brown:
Location: Landon Trail next to Brown v. Board of Education
Volunteer Set Up: 8:30am
Participation Registration: 9am
Walk Start Time: 10am