On May 6, 2017, the charitable organisation World Vision called runners around the globe to participate in the Global 6K for Water. The symbolic 6 kilometers of the run represented the average distance people in parts of the world have to cover to reach a source of clean water. The proceeds of the initiative, generated from the participants’ donations, are used to build fountains in Sierra Leone, where many people do not have access to clean water and especially children are in danger of infects caused by bad water.
I decided to support this charitable idea and went on a run in my home town. Pushing a high tech baby stroller and passing many clean rivers and lakes on my run, I was well aware of the irony of this situation. In the future, I will be happy to continue my support of World Vision to give a little back to those who desperately need it.