The Swarovski Waterschool is partnering with Teach For All to help students around the world become more informed global citizens and environmental stewards. This follows a long-term partnership between the Swarovski Foundation and several Teach For All network organizations including those in Austria, China, and Thailand, supporting the recruitment and training of their teaching participants.
The partnership enables Teach For All’s network of partner organizations – currently located in 49 countries – and their community of educators to incorporate the WATERSCHOOLdocumentary and related educational resources and their applicability in their classrooms and curriculums. Through these resources, network teachers have the opportunity to increase their students’ awareness of the challenges facing the planet’s fresh water supply and support them in becoming engaged stewards of their environment.
Produced by Swarovski and the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, WATERSCHOOLshines a light on one of the greatest issues facing humankind: safeguarding the continuing supply of fresh water. The documentary follows the experiences of several young female students who live along six of the world’s major rivers – the Amazon, Mississippi, Danube, Nile, Ganges and Yangtze – and demonstrates the work of Swarovski Waterschool, a community investment program launched in 2000 that has reached almost half a million young people through 2,400 schools worldwide.
Essential to survival, fresh water is a limited resource facing numerous threats, including climate change. One in nine people on Earth live without a source of clean water near their home, and each day nearly 1,000 children die due to preventable water and sanitation related diseases. The Swarovski Waterschool program and WATERSCHOOL documentary were created to empower young people to practice sustainable water use via three pillars: Access to Clean Water, Water Education, and Sanitation, Hygiene & Health.
Teach For All’s partner organizations are working to ensure all children in their 49 countries have access to the education, support, and opportunity they will need to navigate – and lead – the world they will inherit. Teachers and alumni across the global network are working alongside families and local communities to foster the leadership of students and help them become empowered to use their voices and actions to create positive change.
To find out more about Swarovski Waterschool:
Go to www.swarovskiwaterschool.com
To stream the WATERSCHOOL film:
Go to Netflix.com