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New York, NY
Announcing a new Meetup for NEW YORK CULTURE CLUB!
What: VOSS Foundation Gallery Opening Party, Featuring Magnum Photos Former President
When: Thursday, January 14, 2010 6:00 PM
Heiberg Cummings Design
420 WEST 25TH STREET, gallery 1C between 9th and 10th avenues
New York, NY
VOSS Foundation Gallery Opening Party, Featuring Magnum Photos Former President Stuart Franklin
Supported by: Royal Norwegian Consulate General, Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington DC, VOSS Water, Heiberg Cummings Design, Magnum Photos Former President Stuart Franklin
Gallery Opening Evening Party
January 14, 2010 6:00-8:00 PM
All proceeds from sales will go to the Voss Foundation and their efforts to provide clean drinking water to women and children in Sub-Sahara Africa. Please share this event with your circle of friends and invite them to be involved in any way they might find possible.
Stuart Franklin, Former President, Magnum Photos & VOSS Foundation Event, NY
Heiberg Cummings Gallery
420 west 25th street, between 9th and 10th avenues
New York City, 10001
VOSS Artesian Water comes from an aquafier in a virtually untouched region of Southern Norway.
The VOSS Foundation
The Voss Foundation is dedicated to providing access to pure, clean drinking water to Sub-Saharan African communities.
We help meet these needs through a unique approach, which ensures local ownership and long-term sustainability through partnerships with trusted local organizations, use of appropriate technology and through systems that assess the multiple water needs of a community.
The Voss Foundation’s primary targets are women and children, with a special focus on adolescent girls – an often overlooked and under-serviced demographic that is particularly at risk.
Voss Foundation projects primarily involve a combination of well-digging and -creation or -rehabilitation, pumping, and piping.
Secondary water-related aspects are based on local requests and range from bringing clean water to schools
and infirmaries, to agriculture and irrigation, to micro-finance and education based on new resources, time, or money made available by the presence and proximity of clean water.
We incorporate both environmental consideration
and the lasting success of the projects into villages’ requirements to create a comprehensive project that meets diverse water needs
Roughly one sixth of the world’s population does not have access to clean drinking water. (1.1 billion people)
Nearly two million children die each year from preventable diseases due to unclean water and inadequate sanitation.
(5000 deaths per day)
Forty billion working hours are spent carrying water each year in Africa.
Rural African households spend more than 25% of their time fetching water. This burden generally falls upon women and girls.
With adequate access to water, a community’s economic output can increase by more than $200 per family per year. In countries where people ear less than $1 per day, this increase is life-altering.
Voss Foundation reports have revealed that some children suffer physical developmental deformities from the weight of the water they carry daily.
When removed from the water delivery cycle, women have the opportunity to fully participate in local economies and girls have the chance to attend school and contribute immeasurably to their communities’ economic and social fabric.
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