In February, NCC’s Nursing Club sponsored a lecture on the global water crisis.
An estimated 663 million people worldwide lack access to clean water, noted guest speaker Katlin Koqut.
Koqut is a representative of The Thirst Project, the world’s leading youth water activism organization. This non-profit group’s goal is to bring safe drinking water to communities around the world where it is not immediately available.
The Thirst Project builds wells in African villages. In many villages, women and children must walk miles to find water and carry it home in containers.
“I had never realized there was a water crisis,” Koqut said. “I grew up in Connecticut where I have access to water anytime I want it.”
The Thirst Project is partnering with college students nationwide to end the global water crisis in their lifetimes. At the event, NCC nursing students sold bottled water to raise funds for donation to the Project.