A very special thank you to the entire team at the Afternoon Express. Thank you for having me on the show yesterday and for acknowledging my efforts as a blogger and social entrepreneur. It was an amazing opportunity and such a lovely platform for me and the work that I do.
I have been blessed with the most amazing followers. Yesterday was a special tribute to all of my loyal followers, All of you have helped me complete this project from start to finish in some special way. Day zero was just a few weeks ahead of us when I had initially started the #waterblogbox campaign and now #dayzero has moved to sometime next year. This makes me incredibly proud. It feels like in some (small) way we have played a positive role in truly making a difference. Its true, teamwork really does make the dream work!
If it is required of us to assist all over again next year, I will do so in a heartbeat. Should any other organization need any help going forward, never hesitate to reach out to me. My social work is ongoing and it has been for years. I find great joy in giving back and it is truly one of my passions.
On a final note – to the people that think Cape Town has never had a water crisis and are so blissfully unaware – Please visit the airport and have a look around at the #savewater billboards and watch how people are not even allowed water to wash their hands after using the toilet. Perhaps drive along and visit some communities where locals are queuing up for a little water just to get by. The rationed 50 litres per person per day is clearly not always enough. It is a sad reality and if we don’t monitor our usage and conserve….we will be denied this precious resource. This is a situation that could easily affect us all and not only for those based in Cape Town but in other parts of South Africa as well. Let the #capetownwatercrisis be a warning and a simple lesson to us all.
Treat water preciously because water is life.