Michael Jackson said it so well, “There comes a time when we heed a certain call, when the World must come together as one … we can’t go on pretending that someone, somewhere will soon make a change. We are the World, we are the children. We are the ones who make a brighter day. So let’s start giving. There’s a choice we are making. We are saving our own lives. So we all must lend a hand.”
The children are indeed our future and it is through them that we can lend a hand in our plight of severe water shortage.
In May 2016 Lunchbox Theatre staged “The Last Drop’ live theatre show and launched a Water Saving Competition to three schools in the Garden Route.
At Plettenberg Bay, Formosa and Hornlee Primary school in Knysna the learners were encouraged to consider, monitor and reduce their water consumption for one month.
In addition, Lunchbox Theatre empowered teachers with workbooks which included exercises and activities to engage the learners in water conservation. At the end of the month, Lunchbox Theatre compared the water meter reading results from the schools before and after the show. Hornlee Primary in Knysna were declared the Water Wise Winners. All our children need to be winners as they face a dry future. Help us to change attitudes and save water through education by clicking on the DONATE button on www.lunchbox.org.za.
“Children believe in what they see which makes a live show so interesting. The message was loud and clear and even I realised that water is very precious and should be appreciated and not wasted. Daniswa Blouw, Gelvandale Primary School.
“Our learners face these challenges every day and need to be made more aware of how to save water in this fun and interactive way. Greg McCullum, Sanctor Primary