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World Humanitarian Day: Recognizing the Importance of Heroes in the Global Fight Against COVID -19

World Humanitarian Day is a day of global celebration of “people helping people,” according to the United Nations. This year’s day falls on August 19 and pays special tribute to those who are selflessly serving others on the front lines: #RealLifeHeroes. Their contributions remain significant as the world continues to fight the spread of COVID-19.   

At Water Mission, we’re driven by God’s love and power in all that we do. Our ministry relies on His strength encouraging us to serve others by helping to bring clean, safe water to people around the world. We‘re thankful for the daily efforts of our global staff, partners, and all humanitarians around the world who strive to serve others, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.   

A Mission to End the Global Water Crisis  

As a nonprofit Christian engineering organization, Water Mission is an organization of Christ-followers guided by love, excellence, and integrity who all serve in unison every day to end the global water crisis. More than 350 global Water Mission staff design, build, and implement safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) solutions for over 5 million people in 56 countries.  

Most of our staff work in countries where they’ve made amazing progress at installing thousands of handwashing stations in healthcare facilities, schools, and more. Additionally, they are actively engaging vulnerable communities across four continents, educating people on the importance of disease prevention with trainings, distributing materials in local languages, and more.   

A New Hero to Join the Fight Against COVID-19 

What better way to honor and celebrate these real-life heroes by pairing them with the animated Superbook hero, Gizmo, from the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN). As part of a partnership agreement with CBN, Water Mission global staff educates children on the importance of handwashing and God’s agape love to children around the world.  

CBN’s “Superbook” with Gizmo encourages children in posters written in five different languages to wash their hands.

Gizmo and friends encourage children in two new “Superbook” handwashing posters the importance of washing hands and other preventive best practices to limit COVID-19 exposure. This is particularly important in under-resourced communities where children and extended families often share one common space, making it difficult to social distance. This distribution of handwashing posters and other factors, such as a lack of safe water and handwashing, will continue to be focus areas for Water Mission in the communities where we serve. 

According to CBN, “Superbook” shares “the Bible brought to life through animation—a timeless form of storytelling—to introduce children to Jesus and help develop their faith.”

Join Water Mission as we continue to provide urgently needed solutions to at-risk communities during COVID-19. 

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