Dec 02, 2013

NYU Wagner Student Marks UN Children's Day With Talk on Global Water Scarcity

Wemimo Abbey

First-year NYU Wagner student Wemimo Abbey participated in a youth leadership forum entitled “Youth Leadership Perspectives on Challenges of the World’s Children” on the occasion of the United Nations' Children Day on November 20.

The event was held by the Peace Island Institute (PII) in New York.

Abbey, founder of Clean Water for Everyone, mentioned a huge problem -- the limited access to clean water by an estimated 2 billion people around the world. His organization works to address the shortage at hundreds of schools in Nigeria.

Ambassador Carlos Gonzalez, Permanent Representative of El Salvador to the United Nations, delivered the day’s main address. Concerning his own participation, Abbey commented later, "It was humbling."

 

 

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