Former winner Nadiya Hussain supporting new Water Aid campaign
TV chef Nadiya Hussain MBE is supporting a new WaterAid appeal to bring clean water and toilets to schools.
The charity’s Thirst For Knowledge appeal will be matched in donations by the UK Government between November 16 and February 15 2022 of up to £2 million.
Great British Bake Off winner Hussain was launching WaterAid’s new appeal on Tuesday to bring clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene to 30 schools in the Bardiya district of Nepal, providing vital facilities to 28,000 people.
The author and cook, who has seen the reality of life without clean water when visiting Bangladesh, said: “Every mother wants to provide their children with the best start in life, yet millions of parents around the world have no choice but to send their kids to a school with no clean water or toilets.
“Not only does this compromise their children’s health; it has a particularly detrimental impact on girls and traps whole communities in poverty. Without these basic facilities, another generation of girls and young women are being left behind.
“The good news is that water can be an incredible catalyst for lasting change. With clean water, toilets and soap in schools, girls can complete their education and grow up on an equal footing, with the chance to earn a higher income and build better futures for themselves and their families.”