Thursday March 30th, 2023
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Forgo Phones, Save Kids

Could you go 10 minutes without your phone to save a child's life?

Staff Writer

In this tech-obsessed day and age, you'd be hard pressed to find a single human who doesn’t obsessively check their phone every 45 seconds. We’re fairly sure that in the event of a fire, a good portion of us would leave their firstborn in that burning building and save their iPhone. Every single gathering of humans sees all of them blatantly ignoring each other and fixating on the screens of their phones like they hold the answer to life or something. Turns out, your phone can hold the answer to life - sort of. UNICEF's Tap Project challenges you to go without your phone to help give clean water to children in need. For every ten minutes you go without touching your phone (tap, tap, get it?) UNICEF can provide one day of clean water to a child in need. And look here, there are 768 million people around the world without access to clean water so put your damn phone down now. Unless you're using it to read this article. In which case, continue (and then put it down later).  

We recoil at the thought of even drinking Egyptian tap water – now times the amount of dirtiness in that by seventeen and that's the kind of filth some kids around the world are drinking (this is a completely fictional and random number and is in no way statistically correct). The point is; forgo the 3PM #foodie Instagram post and make a little bit of difference.

To find out more about UNICEF's Tap Project click here