Inspiring young people to be a key part of the solution to the
world’s biggest challenges: WAFA -Youth
In an exciting partnership, The100Hours is working with the environmental charity Global Action Plan UK (GAP) and the NGO Humanitarian Water, Air And Food Award (WAFA) to inspire young people to act on water and food issues across the globe.
In 2014, 11 year old multi award winning social activist, Ayrton Cable, founded a youth counterpart to the prestigious Humanitarian Water, Air and Food Awards (WAFA). Known as WAFA-Youth, its vision is to inspire young people to create the world they want to live in, a world where there is enough food and safe water for all. You can read Ayrton's blog about it on the Huffington Post here:
WAFA-Youth includes a strong emphasis on Gandhi's dictum; 'be the change you wish to see'. The100Hours' programme 'How You Can Change Your World' with its I.C.A.R.E. model (integrity, commitment, awareness, responsibility, and empathy) is the context for the awards. These qualities of heart have proven to be a critical factor in both maximizing results from social action, and also sustaining them in the long term.
WAFA-Youth is set up as an online platform through which schools to take action on water security - 'Water Explorer'. We are working on a food security aspect too - to be called Appetite for Action! The top country teams are entered as finalists for the international WAFA award ceremony.
For more information, please visit:
Water and Food Awards – www.wafaward.org
Water Explorer - www.waterexplorer.org